Hydrotherapy is currently run by The Physio Station on a Thursday at the Orange Aquatic Centre. An individual appointment is required first with a physiotherapist to discuss your needs and goals and a program is designed for you. The cost ongoing is only $10 per session and includes pool entry! Many Orange residents are using this service to decrease their pain and improve their function.
Hydrotherapy is great for long term rehabilitation of chronic diseases like diabetes and arthritis, especially for knees, hips and ankles. Some of the reasons that exercise in water is beneficial include:
- The buoyancy of water supports your weight and allows for increased range of movement of your joints with less pain
- Water can provide resistance to your joints as you move, increasing your strength
- The warmth and pressure of water relaxes your muscles and improves circulation