Hydrotherapy is physiotherapy in warm water. The buoyancy and warmth of the water allows freer and easier movement than on land and allows you to exercise much sooner than you may otherwise be able to.
For centuries warm baths and hot springs have been seen as medical miracles. From the fountain of youth, to the mineral baths of the ancient world that were hailed to cure all afflictions, everyone loves the feeling of a warm pool. There is now significant evidence that exercise in warm water can be very beneficial for healing ailments of the musculoskeletal system.
LifeCare Kingsway Hydrotherapy provides:
- Buoyancy, making walking and movement of injured limbs easier
- An even compressive force to minimise swelling and improve mobility
- Even resistance to movement
- Individual physiotherapy designed hydrotherapy programmes
To use our Hydrotherapy pool you will first need to see one of our Physiotherapists for a Hydrotherapy initial assessment (land based). This will be followed by supervised Hydrotherapy classes.
If you would like you can discuss with the hydrotherapy physiotherapist when you are ready to use the pool unsupervised. We recommend making a follow up appointment with your physiotherapist 4 weeks after your original Hydrotherapy appointment, to check your progress and further your exercises if needed.
supervised hydrotherapy class location
As of September 2017, our supervised hydrotherapy classes will be held at The Swim School, WA located at 26 Automotive Drive, Wangara.
Supervised Hydrotherapy Classes will run on the following days and times (bookings essential, call 9409 3993):
Monday: 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 9 am
Friday: 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm
Payment for classes can be made at LifeCare Kingsway. To receive your health fund rebate at the time of payment using HICAP’s, you may need to come past Kingsway on your way too or from your hydrotherapy session. Alternatively, you can pay at the end of each week if you are coming more than once, however, please note that some health funds do not backdate on the HICAP’s machines, so you may need to claim back yourself.
If you have not done hydrotherapy with LifeCare Kingsway before, you will need to initially see one of our Physiotherapists at our Kingsway clinic for a land assessment.
For more information or to book, please contact the clinic on 9409 3993.
casual pool users (unsupervised hydrotherapy)
For casual pool users, please see below for heated/hydrotherapy pools in proximity to our clinic. We have included prices for each centre your reference, however please note that these are subject to change. Payment is made directly to the centre you choose.
Stirling Leisure Centre – Balga
Address: Camberwell Road, Balga
Phone: (08) 9205 7340
Program Pool (Hydrotherapy pool) fees:
Adult - $11 per visit
Concession - $8.30 per visit
Senior - $8.30 per visit
Visit: https://www.stirling.wa.gov.au/Recreation/ Recreation-centres/Leisurepark%20 Balga /Pages/ default.aspx for more information and pool availability.
Craigie Leisure Centre
Address: Whitfords Ave, Craigie
Indoor leisure pool (32 degrees) fees:
Adult - $6.20 per visit
City of Joondalup residents or ratepayers who are full time students, seniors or have a pension card are entitled to a 25% discount on memberships, short courses, crèche and single casual swim entries.
Seniors aged 75 years and above are entitled to a 33.33% discount on memberships, short courses and casual swim entries. Proof of residency and proof of entitlement are required.
Visit: https://joondalup-leisure.com.au/swimming/pool-lane-availability for pool availability and further information
Ballajura Aquatic Centre
Address: Kingfisher Ave & Illawarra Cres, Ballajura
Phone: 9207 8666
25-meter heated lap pool fees:
Adult - $6.30
Concession - $5.00
Visit: https://www.swan.wa.gov.au/In-around-Swan/Leisure-Centres/Aquatics/Swimming-pools for more information.
Address: 19 Civic Drive, Wanneroo
Phone: 9405 5999
Program Pool (Hydrotherapy pool) fees:
Adult - $10.20
Concession - $8.20
Visit: https://www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au/ aquamotionaquaticfacilities
for more information and bookings. 1 hour bookings are required for use of the hydrotherapy pool.