Sydney Hydrotherapy Services

Hydrotherapy (also called Aquatic Physiotherapy) is water-based therapy in which Physiotherapists provide exercise, training and rehabilitation that takes place in the water.

This kind of therapy is used to address a wide range of problems because water is a more tolerable environment than land.

In most cases, we are asked about hydrotherapy to assist with

  • Joint pain
  • Flexibility
  • Balance
  • General movement
  • Walking
  • Post Joint Replacement rehabilitation
  • Neurological Rehabilitation for  Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury, Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease

Hydrotherapy is a great therapy to help people develop capacity in an aquatic environment, which translates to better movement on land too.

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Benefits of Hydrotherapy in Sydney

There are many benefits to Hydrotherapy. These include:

  • Warm water increases blood flow to soothe joint stiffness and muscle pain
  • Buoyancy can provide relief for weight-bearing areas or joints
  • Viscosity of water provides resistance for muscle strengthening
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Water can be an excellent environment for balance retraining

Hydrotherapy can be fantastic for someone who is starting out with exercise, or in the early phases of rehabilitation because it allows for a gradual start before progressing to land-based exercise. Hydrotherapy is fun, engaging and promotes a healthy lifestyle.

Vista Healthcare helps people access their local pool or beach, which is great to be part of the community.

Who Can Access Vista Healthcare’s Sydney Hydrotherapy?

At Vista Healthcare our services are available for private patients as well as NDIS participants.

We provide Hydrotherapy to adults who:

  • Live with a disability
  • Have neurological deficits
  • Require pain management support
  • Experience joint problems (such as arthritic joints)
  • Are preparing for surgery
  • Need post-operative rehabilitation
  • Are Home Care Package clients

Starting Hydrotherapy with Vista Healthcare

To get started, contact Vista Healthcare to request our water-based therapies:

We can discuss the details and arrange an initial appointment.

While Hydrotherapy is wonderful for many clients, our first appointment will involve a checklist to determine whether Hydrotherapy is an appropriate option. This checklist gives us an understanding of:

  • Confidence and safety around water
  • Swimming ability
  • Continence issues
  • Any fears or uncertainties about being in water

If Hydrotherapy is suitable, we will arrange to meet at the pool for a first session. Generally, the first Hydrotherapy appointment will involve the Physiotherapist also being in the pool with the client. The session will include exercises to establish current capabilities and limitations in order to measure and understand progress into the future.

For subsequent appointments, the Physiotherapist may or may not be in the water for each session. This will depend upon the client’s individual needs.

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Group or young and senior people in aquarobic fitness swimming pool exercising with pool noodle

Why Choose Vista for Hydrotherapy?

At Vista Healthcare our values of care and compassion underpin all of the work we do.

We have built our reputation as an excellent care provider by developing individualised, tailored interventions to suit each client. This personalised approach means we are always delivering ethical and suitable programs to best meet our client’s needs.

Our patients often receive a combination of Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy, depending upon their individual needs. In many cases this may mean alternating, having Hydrotherapy one week and then Physiotherapy the next.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

Kristine Santos

Kind and Professional

Jacob from Vista Healthcare is a kind and professional occupational therapist. He has helped our son with ASD in being more independent and confident with his day-to-day living skills. Jacob is a great match for our son who is generally very selective on therapists that he would open and warm up to. Jacob is a credit to Vista Healthcare.

Mario Campo

Care and Compassion

Robina and her team have been providing in home Physio for my 91 year old mother for the past 18 months. The level of care and compassion is outstanding. They have navigated her needs during the pandemic with the utmost of professionalism, ensuring her mobility was not compromised and her health enhanced. The home visits take pressure off our family as balancing all her appointments, care and full time work is at times impossible. Knowing we can relax and not have to worry about her physio needs, provides great peace of mind. We cannot thank them all enough and have no hesitation in recommending the services.

Lauren Kent

Kind and Caring

I have worked alongside Robina and the Vista Healthcare Team for well over two years now and I can't praise them enough! They are kind, professional, caring and extremely knowledgeable in their field. It has been a pleasure working alongside them in taking care of the staff and residents at Fitzgerald Aged Care.

Steve and Sam

Highly Professional

I would just like to thank Robina for the very generous advice that she gave me yesterday. There most definitely was an opportunity for her company to take financial advantage of my situation however she displayed a highly professional and ethical standard and I valued her honest and genuine opinion. While we now have no need for her services (thanks to her advice), I would most certainly consider approaching Vista Healthcare in the future. Many thanks and best wishes.

Jenny Luke

Great Service

We have been using Vista Healthcare for a while and are very happy with the service they provide. Robina, the physio is amazing and we are so grateful for the work she has been doing with my husband.

Hydrotherapy FAQ

  • Does Vista Healthcare offer transport to help someone to get to the pool?

    No, Vista Healthcare cannot make arrangements for transport to and from appointments.

    The client can choose the location for the session, and will then need to make their own way there. Many of our clients access support through their support workers or family members if needed.

  • What times are available to do Hydrotherapy?

    Hydrotherapy sessions take place Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4pm.

  • Is Hydrotherapy delivered individually or in group sessions?

    Vista Healthcare delivers Hydrotherapy both individually and in groups.

    Most of our clients have individual sessions, however, group sessions are available depending upon suitability.

  • What pool or beach can we access?

    At Vista Healthcare our services are mobile, meaning we can travel to a location that is convenient to you. Common pools we can request are:

    • Sydney Olympic Pool, Milson’s Point
    • Western Sydney Acquatics, Castle Hill

    You are welcome to choose the pool, beach or lake and we’ll meet you there. Our Physiotherapists will work with any pool-staff or lifeguards required as appropriate.