The hydrotherapy facility at Newcastle Aquatic Physiotherapy is state of the art and arguably, one of the best hydrotherapy pools in the Hunter Region.
Owner, Charlie had definite ideas on how he would set up his new practice and facilities. After visiting other hydrotherapy centres in Sydney and with the knowledge acquired over the 12 years he ran Shortland Physiotherapy & Hydrotherapy, he created our pool to be the best possible facility in the area. From the change rooms to the lockers and the skylights to the flooring, nothing has been left to chance.
Our pool is tested three times daily to ensure we have the correct chemical levels, the temperature remains a constant 34-35 degrees and the water clarity is perfect. Once a month our water is tested by an independent pathology firm to comply with the Australian Standards set down for public pools. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our centre.
What Hydrotherapy can offer you
Hydrotherapy is essentially physiotherapy in water.
Prescribed exercises are given to patients on an individual basis to best meet their needs and physical tolerance. Hydrotherapy is particularly helpful for clients with reduced mobility, issues with weight bearing exercise and balance problems. Most land based exercise can be reproduced with excellent results in the pool. The warm water aids movement and flexibility, relaxes muscle spasm, increases range of motion and offers gentle resistance. Everyone can benefit from hydrotherapy no matter what your physical capacity or fitness level.
Patients with the following conditions or injuries will find hydrotherapy helpful:
- joint replacements and reconstructions
- stroke and neurological disorders
- multitrauma and brain injuries
- back and neck pain
- fractures and sprains
- balance and mobility problems
- obesity and diabetes
- osteo and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Our pool is 10 metres long and 6 metres wide. The depth varies from 1.05 metres in the shallow end to 1.40 metres at the deep end and is accessed by both stairs and a mechanical lifter. We provide the appropriate aquatic exercise equipment and buoyancy aides for our clients use. All patients are assessed by one of our experienced team members before beginning a hydrotherapy program and shown the correct use of the equipment.
No matter what your age, gender, fitness level or confidence in water, hydrotherapy can be beneficial to you.
Pool hours are: 7:15am to 5.45pm Monday to Friday & 7.15am to 12pm on Saturday. Please check the timetable for Aquafitness and Water T'ai Chi classes and avoid attending during these times.