Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy involves exercising in a heated pool to help treat a condition and/or improve your recovery after injury, illness or surgery. 

Patient in pool doing hydrotherapy

Exercising in water helps reduce the pressure and stress on your body and joints.

The warm water in hydrotherapy pools also increases blood flow which can be beneficial if you have a chronic disease.

Hydrotherapy may be offered to you as part of your rehabilitation care plan, to help you on your way to recovery. You may need medical approval from your doctor to access our hydrotherapy services.

Potential benefits of our hydrotherapy services

Our hydrotherapy rehabilitation programs are overseen by experienced physiotherapists and may benefit you if:

  • you find it difficult to exercise on land
  • you are recovering from joint surgery
  • you are recovering from injuries that involve the muscles and bones, known as musculoskeletal injuries
  • you have a chronic condition that affects your nervous system
  • you suffer from arthritis.

These benefits depend on your particular circumstances and require you to fully participate in necessary before and after care and management. You should consult a specialist in this area before deciding whether treatment is suitable for you.

Hydrotherapy pool at St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital

Our hydrotherapy pool is designed specifically for rehabilitation featuring a hoist so you can easily get in and out of the water if access is difficult, or we have steps with handrails so you can guide yourself into the water.

Our sessions are run by qualified physiotherapists or exercise physiologists in small groups, with a maximum of seven people per class. This means we can provide one-on-one care and tailor our programs to suit your individual needs. 

Make a hydrotherapy appointment enquiry

You can make an appointment enquiry to attend a hydrotherapy program. No referral is needed.

Complete our enquiry form or call (03) 9788 3331 for an appointment.