“Hydrotherapy is not just swimming.”
Hydrotherapy is a graduated exercise approach in a purpose build, heated pool. A Hydro-Pool should be body temperature neutral (37C), have easy access and lots of rails for safety.
Mullaloo Physiotherapy Centre is the only private Clinic in the Northern Suburbs that offers such a facility.
The patient rehabilitating, often has significant discomfort and disability. At MPC, he or she can have physiotherapy treatment, hydrotherapy and gym based exercises all in the one session.
This service is offered for the price of a standard consultation fee. There is no need to separately attend the local swimming pool. This maybe noisy, unsafe and inconvenient, and incur extra cost.
Hydrotherapy takes advantage of the buoyancy affects of water to make it easier to start to move when stiff and in pain.
Moving against the resistance of the water starts the strengthening process. The 37C water helps sooth pain and relax tight muscles like a giant hot pack.