Hydrotherapy: A Relaxing Water Approach for Better Well-Being

Hydrotherapy (or hydro) will boost your overall well-being, mindset and help you to recover faster here on the Gold Coast. Our team of skilled physiotherapists at PhysioFlex will guide you through personalised hydrotherapy sessions for a refreshing experience.

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What is Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy, also known as aquatic physiotherapy, involves exercises and treatments performed in a controlled pool setting. The water’s buoyancy and resistance offer a gentle way to heal injuries, manage ongoing issues, and promote relaxation.

At PhysioFlex we focus on your well-being and offer:

  • Specialised Programs: Specialised exercises, aquatic Pilates, and deep water running to enhance rehabilitation.
  • Designed by Experts: Our hydrotherapy program is created by experienced physiotherapists to fit your needs and goals.
  • Rehabilitation Focus: We highlight rehabilitation and injury prevention. 
  • Proven Benefits: Our hydrotherapy has helped with post-operative cases, acute pain, heart conditioning, chronic pain, weight loss, and systemic viral conditions.

Hydrotherapy Benefits: Healing Through Water

The benefits include:

  • Pain Relief: Water’s buoyancy eases joint and muscle pressure, relieving pain from arthritis, back pain, and fibromyalgia.
  • Enhanced Mobility: The exercises improve flexibility, range of motion, and strength, boosting mobility and functional ability.
  • Faster Recovery: After surgery or injury, hydrotherapy aids recovery by facilitating gentle movements.
  • Stress Reduction: Being in water promotes relaxation, reducing stress for better mental well-being.
  • Heart Health: Hydrotherapy improves circulation and cardiovascular fitness.
  • Weight Management: Hydrotherapy exercises help with weight management and a healthier lifestyle.
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When is Hydrotherapy an Option?

  • Most Injuries and Surgeries
  • Chronic Pain (e.g., Arthritis, Fibromyalgia)
  • Neurological Issues (e.g., Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Sports Injuries, great for water running and to maintain endurance
  • Postnatal Recovery
  • Spinal Conditions (e.g., Herniated Discs)
  • Balance and Mobility Concern & More

Heart Conditioning

Post Surgical Conditions

Systemic Viral Conditions

Weight Loss

Acute Pain

Chronic Pain

Treatment: Expert Personal Care 

Our experienced physiotherapists specialise in hydrotherapy treatments. They’ll create an individualised plan for your specific needs and guide you through each step of your healing journey. When needed we will introduce more equipment to increase the benefits from the water. For example:

  • Gloves
  • Paddles
  • Floats
  • Dumbells
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So Where are the Hydrotherapy Pools on the Gold Coast?

There are 4 main hydrotherapy pools on the Gold Coast that provide a warm 33 degrees temperature and a hydrostatic pressure which can reduce swelling, improve blood circulation, reduce muscle spasm, & decrease pain. The waters supportive properties can also facilitate the limbs and help walking, exercise and balance. The resistance provided by the water also help increase muscle strength and improve your fitness.

Here are the 4 centres on the Gold Coast that we will use. Noted that Palm Beach is currently not in use so we will use Miami and Helensvale. Prices for entry are available on the links to each centre.