Also Known As Water Therapy, Aquatic Therapy, or Aquatherapy
Hydrotherapy, or water therapy, relies on the use of water of varying temperatures to facilitate the healing process. Hydrotherapy may include hot and cold showers, foot baths, contrast bath therapy, as well as the time spent in saunas and steam rooms.
STC is a hydrotherapy clinic designed to provide several types of water therapy services. Our experienced team has worked with a number of clients who have greatly facilitated from adding hydrotherapy to their recovery plan and we are happy to do the same for you.
Hydrotherapy is a safe way to recover from injury by providing:
Buoyancy: This reduces impact, making walking and movement of injured limbs easier
Resistance: The resistance of the water can be used to increase muscle strength and endurance as well as cardiovascular fitness. Use of paddles, pool noodles and water weights can further increase the resistance
Balance: Safe and challenging environment to improve balance
Warmth and hydrostatic pressure: This can help to reduce swelling, improve circulation, reduce muscle spasm and joint stiffness and overall improve mobility.
Hydrotherapy involves the use of hot and cold water, both being beneficial for improving blood flow:
Cold water proved to affect the constriction of superficial blood vessels, re-directing the blood away from the surface of the body to the organs.
Hot water expands the superficial blood vessels, activates the sweat glands and ultimately helps remove the waste from body tissues.
Depending on your physical state and issues you are recovering from, we apply either hot or cold water therapy. In some cases, hydrotherapy treatment may involve the combination of the two because it helps decrease inflammation and stimulate lymphatic drainage and circulation.
What We Can Do For You
SportsTec Clinic continually works on improving our facilities so that they can meet the needs of diverse clients. Today, we can proudly say that we are the go-to provider of hydrotherapy in Canberra that has equipped its centre with the elements necessary to provide adequate space for hot or cold water therapy.
At STC, our physiotherapy professionals introduce hydrotherapy either as an individual or an additional service when we believe that it can greatly benefit the recovery process. So far, it has proved effective for the treatment of:
Osteoarthritis – After a few weeks of undergoing hydrotherapy, our patients reported feeling better in terms of pain and mobility.
Rheumatoid arthritis – In combination with the right medication and physiotherapy exercises, water therapy can have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
Sports Injury and general athletic recovery – We recommend hydrotherapy to both our patients who are recovering from an injury and those who wish to rehabilitate after an extensive exercise or sports match.
Is Hydrotherapy For You?
We are the best centre for hydrotherapy in Canberra because of our diverse range of physiotherapy services. SportsTec Clinic employs a team of certified professionals who have experience helping people recover from sports or otherwise acquired injury. We have an extensive portfolio of satisfied clients who have achieved the results we set and we wish to do the same for you.
Ask Us About Hydrotherapy
If you are interested in hydrotherapy and its benefits for your health, contact our team and consult with one of our experts. They will be able to tell you right away whether it will produce any results and, if not, recommend a different solution.