Hand Therapy Hydrotherapy at Melbourne Hand Rehab

Hydrotherapy is back

We are pleased to announce that our Hydrotherapy service is back.


What does Hydrotherapy with Melbourne Hand Rehab involve?

Hydrotherapy is unique water-based rehabilitation. Patients exercise in a heated pool (34° C) under the supervision of one of our qualified therapists, in either a class or individual setting.

Hydrotherapy uses the mechanical and thermal effects of water for low impact rehabilitation. The buoyancy and thermal effects of heated water enable patients to complete strengthening exercises that might otherwise be difficult.

What are the benefits of Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy has been shown to improve:

  • Pain
  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Function


What conditions could Hydrotherapy help?


Instructor And Elderly Patient Undergoing Hydrotherapy

How do I know if Hydrotherapy is appropriate for me?

Your condition will be fully assessed by one of our therapists, and during the planning of your treatment is a perfect time to discuss whether you would benefit from Hydrotherapy

How will I know what exercises to do?

Your therapist will tailor an exercise programme specific to your needs.

Where are the classes held?

Classes at the Heidelberg Health & Rehabilitation Centre (Repat Hospital) commence next week, with sessions at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre (MSAC) and Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre to follow shortly.

How do I book?

Sessions will usually be organised by your therapist, but if you were previously attending before lockdown, just call 03 9458 5166 to book in.

So grab your bathers and let the rehabilitation begin!



References: Jenny Geytenbeek (2002), “Evidence for Effective Hydrotherapy”, Physiotherapy, September vol 88/no 9