Keeping you moving
After a clinical assessment, some clients may undergo supervised hydrotherapy in Adelaide to relieve pain and aid in a number of movement-related conditions. At Wakefield Sports + Exercise Medicine Clinic, we pride ourselves on being the best and providing Adelaide's most comprehensive sports and musculoskeletal services to all individuals at every stage of their journey.
Adelaide’s hydrotherapy or aquatic physiotherapy is a form or rehabilitation. Through the use of water, this can aid in joint range of motion, normalise movement, strengthen muscles, ease aches and pains, whilst also improving balance. Hydrotherapy and aquatic physiotherapy can assist those suffering from mobility issues like arthritis or inflammation. Hydrotherapy utilises the following three properties of water;
This property allows your body to move comfortably and freely in water by assisting and facilitating movement whilst reducing weight bearing. Buoyancy helps in regaining mobility and performing activities that individuals would be unable to achieve outside of the pool.
Water resistance and the use of equipment such as paddles and kickboards can increase the effort required by your muscles to assist in improving strength, power, endurance and conditioning.
This property challenges balance and stability.
Wakefield Sports + Exercise Medicine Clinic has access to the pool at the Next Generation gym complex. With a uniform depth of 1.2m, most people stand chest-deep in the water. The use of water helps reduce the load on joints, muscles, and ligaments of the legs and the back by around 30% when compared with your normal body weight.
Hydrotherapy in Adelaide will help you retrain movement patterns, restore mobility and flexibility, and gradually build confidence and strength. Hydrotherapy is tailored to the individual. It is supervised and progresses accordingly to help you get back to your post-injury activities. Here is what to expect with our hydrotherapy;