Access to a heated on site Hydrotherapy Pool on the Sunshine Coast.
Our Hydrotherapy Pool on the Sunshine Coast provides a rehabilitative environment that can help to improve a multitude of conditions and injuries. Our pool is fitted with an overhead hoist system so everyone is able to access and benefit from time in the pool and from the equipment contained within, including our popular water treadmill.
Available at our headquarters in Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast only, our qualified specialists can assist clients with significant mobility and physical impairments by creating hydrotherapy programs to suit individual needs.
So whether you, or someone you care for want to manage pain, increase mobility or need to focus on a specific area such as spinal cord injuries and cerebral palsy, we will create a hydrotherapy session that’s just right for you.
Our indoor Hydrotherapy Pool meets Queensland Health guidelines, and is heated so it can be enjoyed all year round.
What is Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy is an effective form of low impact, pool based exercise that assists with pain relief, mobility and injury rehabilitation. It provides enormous benefits to people with a range of conditions or illnesses including but not limited to:
- Joint Replacements
- Back Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Stroke, Cerebral Palsy and other decreased Mobility conditions
- Cardiac Reconditioning
- Other Conditions eg MS, Parkinsons, Neurological Disorders
Hydrotherapy trains and conditions the balance, muscle and cardiovascular systems and provides benefits for health and wellbeing.
A fast and efficient method for increasing mobility, the resistance and buoyancy of the water helps with both lower limb strength and function, while the movement reduces impact on the affected joints.
Talk to our Sunshine Coast based team today to find out more.
There are numerous benefits of Hydrotherapy, here are just a few:
- Reduces weight bearing for pain and weakness
- Reduces muscle spasticity, improving flexibility and overall range of movement of joints
- Mobilises, strengthens and lengthens muscles
- Fun and engaging experience in a calming environment
- Faster recovery from surgery
- Re-education and encouragement of normal movement including walking technique
- Allows for standing training for those unable to weight-bear out of water – leading to improvements in bone mineral density, lower limb strength and circulation.
- Reduces the fear of falling while providing a safe environment to practice complex balance, coordination and power activities
- Improves circulation through hydrostatic pressure
- Improves aerobic fitness and capacity
- Reduces stress and induces relaxation
- Reduces high blood pressure
- Improves balance and coordination
- Improved and re-trains motor control patterns
Hydrotherapy is ideal for:
- Postoperative patients
- People with spinal pain, postural pain or chronic pain
- People with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions
- Post ‘whiplash’ sufferers
- Those needing a general improvement in flexibility, strength and fitness
- Athletes who are unable to carry out their normal training on land
What is hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is one of the many forms of treatment we provide here at Enhanced Living. We use the heated pool on-site to harness the thermal properties and buoyancy of water to enhance the therapy we provide. The increased pressure of the water, as well as the anti-gravity properties, help to reduce the stress on the joints, reduce the load on the body and reduce the risk of falls. The warmth of the water helps to relax muscles and improve the movement and mobility of the joints.
Hydrotherapy may appear to be nothing more than swimming in a warm pool, but it has a long list of scientifically proven benefits! The water resistance can be used for strength training without the loading on the joints. We use the effects of the warm water to help reduce muscle spasms, stiffness, and spasticity meaning everyday activities will become easier. We also use hydrotherapy as a technique for retraining the ability to walk, improving balance and postural awareness in a safe and comforting environment
A wide range of different conditions can benefit from incorporating hydrotherapy including musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain, stroke rehabilitation, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, acquired brain injuries and even falls prevent training for a variety of ages.
Yes. They can be reached from either the rear of the hydrotherapy pool or the back parking. Simply ask one of our helpful team for the key.
The hydrotherapy pool is accessible via the clinic’s main entrance or the back parking area. For safety concerns, every client in the clinic must be hoisted into the pool, regardless of skill. Our friendly team has received extensive training in the use of the hoist machine, so you can be certain that they are experts at what they do.