The warmth of the water (34 degrees) allows yourmuscles to relax and eases the pain in your joints, helping you to exercise. The water supports your weight, which helps to relieve pain and increase the range of movement in your joints. Everything under the water is weightless allowing for increased mobility compared to land based exercise. The water can also be used to provide gentle progressive resistance. Aqua equipment such noodles, kickboards and paddles may also be used to increase the resistance of a prescribed exercise.


Like all forms of exercise, there are a range of contraindications and precautions to consider before undertaking a hydrotherapy program. Contraindications include, however are not limited to recent heart attack, unstable heart conditions, skin/wound infections, uncontrolled epilepsy, uncontrolled diabetes, incontinence, fever or recent neurological event. Precautions include controlled epilepsy, pregnancy, early kidney disease and high or low blood pressure. As with any exercise program, it is best to discuss any health conditions or concerns with your doctor or treating allied health practitioner before commencing a program.


• Chronic conditions that affect thermoregulation
• Cardiac patients, especially left heart failure
• Increased difficulty of breathing
• Respiratory muscle weakness
• Airways resistance problems
• Renal (kidney) failure
• Severe postural hypotension (decreased BP with position
• Uncontrolled hypertension (high BP)
*Please speak to your Exercise Physiologist or GP if these apply
to you

About Maddi Williams | AEP
Maddi recently graduated as an Exercise Physiologist, but has been a part of the BodyFix EP team for the last two years as an Exercise Scientist and NDIS Therapy Assistant whilst completing her studies. Maddi graduated with her Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology at ACU after finalising her Bachelors of Exercise and Sport Science from Deakin University at the end of 2019. She finished her final placements in neurological rehab, paediatrics & multitrauma inpatient and outpatient hospital rehab.
Maddi is really looking forward to working with a wide variety of conditions and injuries. Soon, Maddi will be attempting to run a half marathon to raise funds for cancer research, and also enjoys spending time with family and friends.
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