Hydrotherapy is a low impact, warm water based exercise program that is great for injury recovery, pain management, improving strength and relaxation for all ages.

Hydrotherapy uses the buoyancy and resistance of the water to decrease pain and increase strength and range of movement. Here at Interchange Outer East, our physiotherapist offers individual and small-group hydrotherapy for people of all ages and with a range of conditions.

Benefits of Hydrotherapy:
Reduces load bearing on the joints
When performing exercises in waist deep water the buoyancy of the water reduces your weight by more than half which in term reduces the impact on your joints.
Reduces muscle aches and tightness
The warm water promotes muscle relaxation and reduce muscle spasm. The increase in water temp also improves blood circulation which can promote healing of injuries.
Increases muscle strength
Hydrotherapy allows participants to exercise efficiently by also reducing the stress on the joints. Hydrotherapy uses the resistance of the water to improve strength. Intensity can be altered via change of speed of movement, and the inclusion of floatation devices and weights.
Improves cardiovascular fitness
The resistance caused by the water as you move your body through the water improves can help improve cardiovascular fitness.
Improves balance and reduce falls risk
The natural movement of the water in a hydrotherapy pool provides an external challenge which assist working towards improving your balance.
Enhances wellbeing
The warm water of a hydrotherapy pool has a calming and soothing effect on both the body and mind reducing stress, improving mood and enhancing overall wellbeing.

To find out how hydrotherapy could support your health and wellbeing, get in touch with our Allied Health Team today! Email the team at
or give us a call on 9758 5522. Alternatively, click here to find out more on our website and complete the online booking and referral form.

Hydrotherapy at Interchange Outer East is delivered by our qualified physio. Sessions can be funded from Core Supports in your NDIS plan. It can also be subsidised through Medicare (depending on your circumstances) or private health insurance. Please contact us to discuss.