• Personalised Hydrotherapy programs
  • Groups or individual sessions
  • Care Plans accepted for Exercise Physiology
  • Private Health Insurance Rebates
  • Work Cover & Insurance Approved

Hydrotherapy (or "Hydro" for short) is a water-based technique conducted in a heated pool (34-37 degrees).


It helps to relax muscles, ease pain and increase range of movement in joints. 

Conditions that can benefit from Hydrotherpy:

Some of the many conditions that can benefit from an individualised Aquatic Physiotherapy program include:


  • Chronic back pain/sciatica/ lumbar instability

  • Whiplash & other neck pain or injuries

  • Sports injuries    

  • People in need of balance/coordination training

  • Orthopaedic conditions associated with major joints (neck, back, shoulder, hip and knee)

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis & Fibromyalgia

  • Parkinson’s Disease & CVAs (strokes) and other neurological conditions

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Back and pelvic pain during pregnancy

  • Work and car accident related injuries

  • Rehabilitation after bone fractures, joint replacement or tendon repair

  • Hip and knee replacement 

What Are The Benefits?

Hydrotherapy can help relieve pain, promote relaxation, mobilise joints, strengthen muscles, develop balance and coordination, and improve general fitness.  

It is an option where land based rehab is too painful or the patient is reconditioning after periods off work, exercise of activities of daily living. 

  • Muscular relaxation and decreased muscle spasm.

  • Decreased pain due to warmth and support.

  • Gravity is countered by buoyancy.

  • Increased muscle strength and endurance due to the greater resistance in water.

  • Improvement in swelling, due to hydrostatic pressure.

  • Enhanced balance and stabilisation.

  • Improved enjoyment and confidence to move better.

How Does Hydrotherapy Work
  • The warmth increases circulation, reduces muscle spasm, and helps to relieve pain.

  • It can be used alone or in conjunction with other rehabilitation programs. Hydrotherapy is often a stepping stone onto gym or land-based exercise programs.

  • Rehabilitation programs can also include appropriate exercises to maintain fitness, while recovering from an injury or surgery.

  • Mobility can be improved because you are can perform activities in the pool that you might not be able to perform on dry land.

  • With appropriate progression of exercises activities, such as walking or running, will be able to be performed outside the pool.

  • The support of the water and the reduced fear of falling can aid mobility practice.

  • Exercises against the resistance of water and dynamic exercises within the water can also improve muscle strength, balance and co-ordination.

  • Hydrotherapy can be used to speed up the recovery of patients that are unable to weight-bear or can only partially weight-bear following surgery or injury, by increasing range of movement and maintaining muscle strength. 

Who Is Hydro Suitable For?

Everyone! Hydro is an effective treatment options for people of all ages and all abilities to participate in. 


Patients do not need to be able to swim in order to benefit from hydrotherapy. We cater for people with all types of conditions and can match you to a class and time that suits you.

Contact Us


Banora Physical Therapies

4/36 Machinery Dr,

Tweed Heads South

NSW 2486

Opening Hours: 8am - 6pm

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