Why choose Fizzio For Life for your hydrotherapy?
1: We have our own pool
Fizzio For Life is the ONLY allied health clinic with a purpose-designed private aquatic therapy pool on the Southside of Brisbane.
2: Our pool is unique and purpose built for aquatic therapy
Our unique, variable-depth pool is purpose designed for optimum therapy outcomes. With 6 distinct therapy areas ranging from multiple floor depths, .9m, 1.1m, and 1.3 flat exercise areas, steps and platforms to various heights, and a deep-water running section at 1.6m, the pool offers a versatile rehab space that enables our therapists to provide effective care for every injury and every body.
3: Amazing equipment designed for rehabilitation and disability
With modern equipment, facilities designed for disability including platform hoist and slings, and fully supervised by qualified allied health therapists, we are the facility of choice for allied health and aquatic therapy on the Southside of Brisbane.
4: Our team
Our team of experience physiotherapists and exercise physiologists can tailor make a program to support your specific needs. They are always in the water next to you, not on the edge, ready to correct your movement to make sure you are reaching your functional goals.
5: But wait, there’s more!
We also boast an indoor, quiet environment, private appointments only, 34 degrees, Magnesium based, disability specific (including hoist, sling and platform), brand new water wheelchairs, no public access (private appts only), after school, before- and after-work hours available, no therapist transport costs affecting your NDIS or Aged Care Package funding.
What is hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy, also known as aquatic therapy and water therapy, is a form of therapeutic exercise undertaken in water. A safe and effective treatment for various injuries, hydrotherapy is especially beneficial for those whose injuries are aggravated by weight-bearing.
Performing a range of gentle exercises in a pool, the physics of combining warm water and buoyancy assists in facilitating certain movement patterns, while providing resistance for others. Our university-trained therapist will join you in the pool to carefully guide you through each exercise and give you peace of mind.
The benefits of hydrotherapy
Relieving pressure on joints, hydrotherapy is designed to be easier and less painful than exercising on land. A safe form of rehabilitation or low-impact exercise, aqua therapy helps to mobilise stiff and sore joints and muscles.
An effective treatment for many injuries and illnesses, hydrotherapy is particularly suitable for:
- Arthritic joints
- Post-surgical rehabilitation, including knee and hip replacements as well as shoulder surgery
- Neurological and brain injuries, including stroke rehabilitation, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy
- Patients with multiple trauma, eg. motor vehicle accident recoveries
- Pain management
- Mobility and balance; particularly good for those with a high fall risk
- General exercise
- Mental health
What to expect at your first hydrotherapy session
Before attending your first water therapy session with Fizzio For Life, we organise you to meet with one of our highly-trained physiotherapists or exercise physiologists. This enables our team to assess the appropriateness of this treatment for you, develop a personalised program and ensure your safety in the water. You will have an induction session with one or our assistants who who show you the pool facility and go through safety and health information.
Our aquatic therapy sessions are held at our new facility, Aquatic Therapy for Life, 14-16 Loganlea Road, Waterford West, right next door to our physiotherapy clinic
Your therapist will meet you at the pool and rather than standing on the side giving you directions, they join you in the water, ensuring that you feel safe and secure.
Providing you with full supervision and support, we carefully guide you through a program of water-assisted stretches and exercises. We may also recommend you use some gentle resistance, such as pool weights, resistance bands or a flotation device.
No matter what your level of water-confidence, we cater to your needs.
How long is a hydrotherapy session?
A personalised session may vary in time from 20 minutes to one hour, dependent on your needs.
What to wear
If you’re not comfortable wearing bathers, that’s fine. You can opt to wear shorts or tights and a shirt which will give you room to move. Keep in mind that while our pool is magnesium, there is still some chlorine, which is a form of bleach, so please don’t wear your best clothes!
You may also wear water shoes and remember to bring your towel.
How to access our services
For detailed information on how to best access our services, click HERE
Looking for a low-impact, water-based rehabilitation or exercise program?