At Kalamunda Physio, in our indoor heated pool, we offer hydrotherapy and a range of pool based exercise classes and lessons for different ages, outcomes and fitness levels.
Hydrotherapy and exercising in warm water, has a number of proven benefits, including:
- Easing pain through the warmth of the water
- Reducing pressure on joints through the buoyancy of water
- Maintaining and improving joint range of motion
All classes given or supervised by a physiotherapist are rebatable depending on your private health insurance cover. Please contact your provider to check.
Arthritis Pool Classes
These classes are designed and conducted by a physiotherapist to improve the flexibility, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness of those who find exercising on land difficult. They are suitable for people with moderate to severe arthritic conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.
Some classes are tailored towards cardiovascular fitness and others towards mobility exercises. People with moderate to severe reduction in mobility can also attend, including those with chronic low back pain.
You can choose from beginner to advanced classes.
Vigorous Arthritis & Healthy Pregnancy Pool Class
Run on Saturday mornings, this class provides a more vigorous workout aimed at improving flexibility, strength and cardiovascular fitness with an emphasis on high-level mobility work.
As well as being ideal for those with mild to moderate arthritis conditions, this class is also designed to meet the needs of pregnant women.
Pool Pilates & Healthy Pregnancy Classes
Focusing on postural control, these classes incorporate aspects of core stability, as well as exercises to promote flexibility, strength and cardiovascular fitness. They are ideally suited to people with chronic neck and back pain, mild to moderate arthritic conditions or are pregnant.
Supervised Hydrotherapy Classes
People who wish to carry out individual exercise programs in a heated pool under the supervision of a physiotherapist, would benefit from the Supervised Hydrotherapy Class.
Those with postoperative conditions such as total hip and knee replacements, spinal surgery and some medical conditions, would also be suited to this class. In each case, the treating physiotherapist will provide you with a specific programme. Your programme is then monitored, adapted as necessary and reviewed regularly by your physio to ensure the programme continues to meet your treatment goals.