Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy (hydro) or aquatic physiotherapy is an active, evidence-based physical therapy aimed at treating a variety of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions. 

About Hydrotherapy

Classes take place in a heated, indoor pool with the supervision of an experienced physiotherapist and patients receive individualised, specific exercises aimed at mobility, strength, flexibility and fitness depending on their injury and needs. There is a strong focus on technique and patient programs are gradually progressed as they improve.

Prior to attending the pool, you must have a 30-minute assessment at a cost of $98.00, conducted by one of our Physiotherapists. Patients can then purchase a multi-visit hydrotherapy card at sportsmed Physiotherapy reception. 

2-class pass – $75

5-class pass – $165

10-class pass – $295

Health care fund rebates are available. We also can manage RTWSA/Workcover and CTP injuries once they have a referral from one of our physiotherapists.

What conditions can be treated

Our hydro service is one of the most movement-orientated physical therapies that sportsmed offers. We get excellent outcomes for an array of chronic, acute and post-operative conditions including but not limited to:

Lower Limb

Post & pre-op knee & hip replacement & revision | ACL reconstruction | knee, hip & ankle post arthroscope | ankle & achilles reconstruction | lower limb fractures.

Upper Limb

shoulder stabilisation/labral repairs | shoulder (subacromial) decompression surgery | rotator cuff repairs | upper limb fractures | adhesive capsulitis.

Spinal

Osteoarthritis | lumbar disc injuries | post-operative lumbar spine | postural weakness syndromes.

Athletes Who Need

“Offlegs” conditioning following injury | cross-training | mobilising while recovering from injury
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RA, OA and Deconditioned Patients

Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome

Fibromyalgia and Polymyalgia

Other Movement Dysfunctions

Benefits of Hydrotherapy

  • Improved circulation
  • Decrease pain and muscle spasm
  • Increases or maintains joint ROM
  • Improves muscle strength, timing, endurance
  • Increases muscle flexibility
  • Improves core stability
  • Increases tactile, proprioceptive, vestibular, visual input
  • Increases body awareness
  • Improves aerobic capacity
  • Improves DOMS
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Facilitates co contraction
  • Allows graded WB and exercises
  • Can be used in all stages of rehab
  • Allows training of functional activities
  • Increases cardiorespiratory fitness
  • Provides socialisation and recreation
  • Improves quality of life
  • Is informal and fun
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Location: Adelaide Hydrotherapy | 111a Welland Avenue, Welland SA 5007

 TUESDAYTHURSDAYSATURDAY
Afternoon

1pm
First class

1:40pm
Second class

1pm
First class

1:40pm
Second class

12pm
First class

12:40pm
Second class

Evening

6pm
First class

6:40pm
Second class

6pm
First class

6:40pm
Second class

 

Class times: Approx. 40 mins

Please arrive for classes 10 minutes before the starting time to allow time for changing and signing your name on the attendance list.

Please bring your referral letter from your physiotherapist to give to the hydrotherapist at your initial session. 

To make an appointment or enquiry, contact 08 8362 8122 or email physio@sportsmed.com.au.

Service Location

  • Welland

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Adelaide Hydrotherapy, 111a Welland Avenue, Welland SA 5007

Overview

Our physiotherapists Nicola Glen, Jenny Roberts and Tenille Schammer offer hydrotherapy sessions weekly at Adelaide Hydrotherapy, Welland.

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Mitcham Rehab 9 Princes Road, Kingswood SA 5062

Overview

Our APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist Anita Bruce and Podiatrists Carlie Altmann and Jarrod Hales are available weekly at Mitcham Rehab.

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sportsmed 59 Ocean Street Victor Harbor SA 5211

Overview

Our orthopaedic surgeons provide regular consultation services at Victor Harbor. The surgeon currently consulting in Victor Harbor is Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist & Hand Surgeon Dr Domenic Leonello. Dr Leonello has extensive experience in providing our patients with the best possible orthopaedic care and treatment, with a focus on long-term outcomes.

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St Agnes Specialist Centre 1251 North East Road Ridgehaven SA 5097

Overview

Our Hip and Knee Surgeon Dr Adrian Bauze consults weekly at the St Agnes Specialist Centre. Dr Bauze specialises in preventative care, treatment and rehabilitation for a range of ailments, injuries and conditions including bone, joint, muscle, ligament, tendon, nerve and arthritis pain of the hip and knee.

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Northcare Physio 192 Park Terrace Salisbury Plain SA 5109

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Our Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Adrian Bauze consults at Northcare Physio in Salisbury Plain every Wednesday with appointments available for urgent enquiries. Dr Bauze is a hip and knee specialist.

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The Chiropractic Works 4/48 Main Road Normanville SA 5204

Overview

Our Podiatrist Ambrose Willoughby is available weekly at The Chiropractic Works in Normanville. Ambrose consults every Monday and Tuesday.

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sportsmed 2 Buronga Avenue Mount Gambier SA 5290

Overview

Consultation services are offered fortnightly at Mt Gambier by Dr Domenic Leonello (Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Surgeon), Dr Tony Spriggins (Hip and Knee Surgeon), Dr Rob Wallace (Hip and Knee Surgeon) and Dr Nick Wallwork (Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Surgeon).

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Summit Health Centre 85 Wellington Road Mount Barker SA 5251

Overview

Our Shoulder, Elbow, Hand and Wrist Surgeon Dr Justin Alexander consults regularly in Mt Barker at Summit Health Centre, providing a convenient service for patients in the Adelaide Hills region.

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Advantage Health Group 53 Eighth Street Mildura Victoria 3500

Overview

Our Orthopaedic Surgeons Dr Shahram Shahrokhi and Dr Tony Spriggins consult at the Advantage Health Group in Mildura, Victoria. Dr Shahrokhi consults every fortnight with appointments available for urgent enquiries and specialises in the shoulder, hip and knee. Hip and Knee Surgeon Dr Spriggins consults monthly.

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Goolwa Medical Centre 9 Crocker Street Goolwa SA 5214

Overview

Our Orthopaedic Surgeons Dr Domenic Leonello and Dr Claire Bolton currently consult at the Goolwa Medical Centre, monthly on a Monday. Dr Leonello is a Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Surgeon with extensive experience in providing our patients with the best possible orthopaedic care and treatment. Knee and Hip Surgeon Dr Claire Bolton specialises in sports knee injuries, ACL reconstruction, hip and knee replacements and lower limb trauma.

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8 Parap Place Parap Northern Territory 0820

Overview

Our orthopaedic surgeons have consulted and operated in Darwin since 2004, offering world-leading and outstanding quality of care. They currently consult from the rooms of Territory Sportsmedicine at Parap as well as offering telehealth services to patients remotely.

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Broken Hill Base Hospital 176 Thomas Street Broken Hill NSW 2990

Overview

Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Surgeon Dr Justin Alexander consults with public patients in regional New South Wales at the Broken Hill Base Hospital.

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sportsmed 225 Military Road, Henley Beach SA 5022

Overview

Henley Beach is a specialist healthcare clinic consisting of physiotherapists, podiatrists, massage therapists and orthopaedic surgeons. Our Henley Beach team offer patients access to world-leading and modern healthcare in their local community.

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sportsmed 344 Shepherds Hill Road, Blackwood SA 5051

Overview

Blackwood is a specialist healthcare clinic featuring physiotherapy, podiatry, exercise physiology and massage services. Our Blackwood team offer patients access to world-leading and modern healthcare in their local community.

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sportsmed 118-120 Main South Road, Morphett Vale SA 5162

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Our Morphett Vale team offer patients access to world-leading and innovative healthcare services in their local community.

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sportsmed Stepney Healthcare Hub 32 Payneham Road, Stepney SA 5069

Overview

Stepney is a state-of-the-art healthcare hub featuring a range of services and facilities, including South Australia’s only purpose-built orthopaedic hospital, two specialist clinics, sports doctors and general practitioners, allied health services including physiotherapy, massage, exercise physiology and podiatry, a gym, a clinical pilates studio, a pathology centre, radiology suite, pharmacy and onsite café.

32 Payneham Road, Stepney SA 5069

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Contraindications to Hydrotherapy

Not all conditions can be managed by our hydrotherapy service, for example:

  • Some neurological conditions
  • Patients requiring heavy assistance
  • Incontinence
  • Epilepsy

 

Please speak to one of our team for an assessment if you are unsure about contraindications to hydrotherapy.

Meet our Hydrotherapy Instructors

 
Nicola Glen
Physiotherapist
Henley Beach, Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Jenny Roberts
Physiotherapist
Stepney Healthcare Hub
 
Tenille Schammer
Physiotherapist
Stepney Healthcare Hub

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