What Is Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is a therapeutic whole-body form of treatment carried out in a heated pool for the rehabilitation of many conditions/injuries. Its overall aim is to reduce pain and increase function. Essentially, hydrotherapy is physiotherapy in the pool instructed by one of our highly qualified physiotherapists.

Hydrotherapy is an extremely versatile form of treatment suitable for all ages. It is possible to carry out gentle exercises or more strenuous exercise, and it can begin early in your rehabilitation or further down the track. Our therapists are trained to cater for those medical conditions that require special care to be taken in the water.

Why It Works

Hydrotherapy combines the properties of heat and buoyancy with resistance in the water to achieve functional goals. These properties allow you to perform exercises you may be unable to do on land,. Subsequently this enables you to accelerating your rehabilitation in low- impact conditions and improving muscle strength, aerobic capacity and joint range of movement.

Hydrotherapy with our specialist physiotherapists will leave you feeling high-spirited and empowered with a clear plan for treatment.

Who Should Have It

Hydrotherapy is helpful for injuries’ and conditions like:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Before and after Pre- and post- all joint replacements (shoulder, knee, hip, etc.)
  • Post- surgery (knee reconstructions, ACL rehab, ankle sprains, muscle tears, discectomies etc.)
  • Lower and upper back pain
  • Disc problems
  • Weight control
  • Cardiovascular fitness

Hydrotherapy FAQ

Where is the class held?
Our Hydrotherapy classes are held at Lilydale Squash and Fitness Centre:
446 Maroondah Hwy, Lilydale VIC 3140
How many participants are in each class?
We can accept up to 12 patients in one hydrotherapy class.
I am not confident in the water, is Hydrotherapy for me?
You do not need to be able to swim to participate in our hydrotherapy class, as exercises are performed safely and are well controlled. We often find people who do not normally like the water even change their minds as they feel the many benefits of warm water therapy. The pool also has a shallow end where patients can confidently and easily stand.
How often do the hydrotherapy classes run?
We run classes every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Each class runs from 1:30pm to 2:30pm.
How do I pay for the class?
You will need to pay for the class via our clinic. You can pay in person, over the phone or via direct debit. However, if you have private health insurance with extras, you will need to come into our clinic to clinic with your member cards to allow us to process the fee’s through our HICAPS terminal.

No Matter Whether Your Condition Was Caused By A Sport,
Work Accident or Otherwise, We’re Ready To Help

Why Us

Comprehensive Treatment

A thorough assessment and a treatment plan is designed which is tailored specifically to your needs


Registered Practitioners

All our practitioners are registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency)

Highly Trained & Skillful

Highly qualified practitioners with at least 4 years of study plus part of our Continuing Education Program

Multiple Treatment Styles

Manual therapy, Manipulation, Dry needling, Exercise therapy, Pilates, Hydrotherapy and Cupping

Comfortable Environment

Our aim is to make you feel comfortable, safe and well cared for as if you were in your own home

State-Of-The-Art Premises

We’re part of the medical hub of Lilydale and have access to an extensive range of medical services on site.

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Client Testimonials

Zoe Rowell

I always have a wonderful experience when visiting! The reception staff are always super-helpful and accommodating and I am always greeted with a smile! The physiotherapist I see gives stretches and strengthening exercises to complete between visits if follow-up appointments are needed! Thanks for your awesome work!

Zoe Rowell

Frank Mount Evelyn

I have been going to this clinic for over 3 years after suffering near-fatal injuries from a car accident. The Physiotherapists who have been treating me have all been very caring, gentle and courteous whilst ensuring all of my needs were met. There was never an issue that they did not overcome with either treatment or the supply of ergonomic devices. My treatment is coming to an end as I now progress onto self-managing my health and wellbeing with regular sessions at the local gym, which they also organised. The administration staff are fantastic people who also treated me with the utmost respect and assistance. Thanks, Team!!!

Frank Mount Evelyn

Amelia Essex-Clark

I have been seeing Rhiannon since the beginning of the year and helped me to manage and improve long term.

Amelia Essex-Clark

Holly Gibson

Rhiannon is a wonderful Myotherapist who cares about her clients.

Holly Gibson

Chris Musgrove

Being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, I was referred to Jade, whom I have no hesitation in recommending. She has been able to help through planning and careful management, meaning that frequent appointments were not required. My health was in her best interest. Truly a great service.

Chris Musgrove

Norm Hope

Found my physiotherapist, Ken, to be extremely competent, compassionate and showing great empathy. Can highly recommend him

Norm Hope

Roslyn Shipton

As a long-time sufferer of neck pain, it has taken me a long time to find a physio team that listen and act accordingly

Roslyn Shipton

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