Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy, or aquatic therapy, is the prescription and completion of exercises whilst in a heated pool. This can be incredibly effective for any health or musculoskeletal conditions, and for individuals who may find it difficult to exercise on land, or who experience significant joint pain.

MK Movement provides water-based exercises specifically tailored to you by Accredited Exercise Physiologists to help you get back to being a healthier you.

Conditions which benefit from Hydrotherapy in contrast to land-based exercise:

  • Arthritis (Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis)
  • Post Surgery
  • Joint pain (All types including Shoulder, Neck, and Back)
  • Neurological conditions (Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Hip, knee, and shoulder replacements
  • Fibromyalgia
  • After a motor vehicle accident (Whiplash)
  • After a workplace injury
  • Falls and balance
  • Overweight
  • Some disabilities (i.e very beneficial to people who are very sensory)

 

Greater improvements in mobility and symptom reduction in the above conditions is seen due to the supportive buoyant aquatic environment to take the load off joints, and the warmth of the water which assists in pain relief.

 

At MK Movement we use the Sunshine Leisure Centre Hydrotherapy pool and SPLASH Craigieburn Leisure Centre hydrotherapy to complete our water-based exercise! This lovely, 34 degree, 1.2m – 1.4m deep pool features easy stair and ramp with great handrails access, a water wheelchair and accessible changerooms with showers to cater for all of your personal needs!

 

We offer group-based hydro and one-on-one Exercise Physiology hydro sessions with a focus on exercise technique, prescription and appropriate progression. Group-based sessions are limited to numbers to ensure all individuals are closely monitored to ensure safe and effective exercise technique and ability for assistance where necessary.

 

Supervised exercise class in a high quality warm water facility with a group of 6 people. An expert exercise physiologist will be in the water with you the entire time, guiding you in what you need to complete for your specific goal or rehab.