The Hydrotherapy Pool
The hydrotherapy facility at Newcastle Aquatic Physiotherapy is state of the art and arguably, one of the best hydrotherapy pools in the Hunter Region. Please note, our facility is not a public swimming pool nor appropriate for approved “social activities” as it is designated for rehabilitation and physical therapy as directed and supervised by our experienced physiotherapy staff.
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 Celsius 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.
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 before beginning a hydrotherapy program and shown the correct use of the equipment.
Hydrotherapy is essentially physiotherapy in water. Prescribed exercises are given to patients on an individual basis to best meet their needs and physical tolerance.
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Aquafitness or aquaerobics, is aerobic exercise in water. Participants perform various exercises under the supervision of a Physiotherapist to improve strength, balance and cardiovascular fitness.
Water T'ai Chi
Water Tai Chi is an exercise and relaxation program, used to help people keep fit and prevent diseases. It is ideal for improving range of motion, balance and mobility, increasing circulation and oxygen levels.