Hydrotherapy with Activate Health

Activate Health performs Individual, small group, and Group exercise hydrotherapy for All Ages and Abilities.

Our hydrotherapy services provide a personally tailored therapeutic service in a professional and supportive environment.

Exercising in water is an excellent way to build strength, ease stiff joints, relax sore muscles, assist circulation, and relieve pain. Hydrotherapy can provide therapeutic assistance for a range of conditions, including:

  • Limitations with mobility, function, and gait
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Pre- Hab and Rehab for Joint replacement and orthopaedic surgery
  • Back and neck pain
  • Muscular aches and weakness
  • Mental Health
  • Sporting injuries
  • Neurological conditions
  • Obesity and Diabetes


What are the benifits of Hydrotherapy;

  • It strengthens weak musculature – Hydrotherapy takes advantage of buoyancy, which is beneficial as it reduces stress on your joints, bones and muscles by reducing the weight-bearing load that goes through these structures. This means that the exercises performed in the water are more supported and less painful than on land. This is especially beneficial for those who find walking or weight bearing activities difficult on land due to the pain it causes.
  • It minimises aches and pains – The warmth of the water causes vasodilation in the blood vessels, which in turn improves circulation in the area of discomfort. Reduces the force placed on joints during exercise.
  • Improves general fitness – Exercising within a hydrotherapy pool can help increase physical fitness. As water density is greater than air density, your muscles need to work harder to overcome the resistance of moving in water. The amount of resistance you apply varies depending on water depth, speed and type of movement you are making.
  • It minimises impact on joints – There are advantages to buoyancy! If you normally find loading particular joints (such as knees or hips) painful, hydrotherapy might be perfect because it reduces the amount of gravity placed on the body.
  • Allows for greater mobility – The buoyancy of the water can allow increased mobility in all functional aspects from walking, sit to stand, balance, and individual joints for those limited by disability and injury. This can lead to greater on land performance, a gradual progression towards greater mobility goals, and reduced impact of comorbidities and functional deterioration due to inactivity.
  • Improve mental health – research has shown gentle exercise improves mental health by increasing production and uptake of key chemical messengers in the brain and improving fatigue levels through increased blood flow. Social interaction either one on one or in groups is also beneficial.


How to get started

New participants will receive an initial assessment from our Allied Health Team to determine their suitability, safety, needs and goals. Hydrotherapy may be used as a physical exercise mode within your holistic intervention in a variety of ways including;

  • One on one fully prescribed and supervised sessions,
  • Prescription of personalized program for independent performance and ongoing monitoring as needed,
  • Referral into our small hydrotherapy groups of similar needs (2-4 participants with Aged care or NDIS funding),
  • Referral into our Group Exercise Class (for more independent abilities, 10-15 participants)

Our hydrotherapy programs can be assessed through private funding, private health rebates, Bulk billed Medicare Chronic disease Care Plans and Type 2 Diabetes Group referral, My Aged Care Packages, DVA, and NDIS.

Our Hydrotherapy services are conducted in a variety of locations with all pools having disability access, suitable pool water temperature, and full facilities.

Participants do not need to be able to swim in order to take part.