AquaPhysio

Please note AquaPhysio services have been suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. We apologise for any inconvenience, and hope to get the service up and running again soon. Please contact our head office on 087 236 6518 or info@hnaphysiotherapy.co.za should you require any further information.


What is Aquatherapy?

pic-poolAquatherapy is a therapeutic water based Physiotherapy treatment in thermal neutral water (34.5 deg – 35.5deg). The heat of the water and the physical properties of the water (buoyancy, decreased weight bearing through joints) helps in the reduction of pain; normalising muscle tone and spasming, and assist in the general rehabilitation, strengthening and flexibility of the muscular and neural system. It also induces relaxation.

What to expect?

A land based assessment to determine the specific problem and formulate goals. This will take between 30 to 45mins.

A form pertaining to medical history and on-going medical conditions must be completed prior to starting aquatherapy. As a precaution, you may be asked to see a doctor prior to starting treatment.

Following the initial assessment your aquatherapy session will commence. This session will last between 30 to 45mina depending on individual needs. From time to time a land-based revue may be provided on a one-to-one basis by the physiotherapist.

AquaPhysioConditions that will benefit from Aquatherapy:

  • Spinal problems: Prolapsed disc, Degeneration, Sciatica, Back pain.
  • Joint problems: Arthritis, Injuries, Pain, Stiffness, Cartilage injury.
  • Soft tissue injuries: Muscles, Ligaments, Tendon.
  • Post-surgery immobility: Rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery, eg. Hip and knee replacement. ACL reconstruction.
  • Fractures: To help increase the rate of healing and gain full function even while still on crutches.
  • Neurological conditions: Strokes, Head injuries, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Cerebral palsy.

Patient populations who can benefit from Aquatic physiotherapy:

  • Acute and chronic spinal conditions
  • Post-orthopaedic surgery
  • Any condition requiring decreased weight bearing
  • Gait rehabilitation
  • Sports injuries
  • Various types of rheumatological & arthritic conditions (including CA, RA, AS, osteoporosis) Post surgery (eg. Mastectomy)
  • Neurological conditions
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Fibromyalgia
  • pic2Patients with chronic pain
  • Ante and Post-natal patients
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Respiratory conditions (eg. COPD, asthma)
  • Paediatrics
  • Gerontology
  • The treatment of overweight and obese individuals who find it difficult to do land-based exercises.

What to wear:

  • For the initial assessment, wear loose fitting clothes and preferably bring a pair of shorts for lower limb problems.
  • For the pool session a swimming costume, towel, poolside shoes, personal toiletries and a water bottle.
  • Changing facilities are available.

 


AquaPhysio services are based at the indoor heated pool facility and out-patient physiotherapy practice at the Faircape Tokai Estate Healthcare Facility.

> For more information on our out-patient practice at the Tokai Healthcare Facility Click here

For enquiries and appointments contact:
087 236 6518
info@hnaphysiotherapy.co.za

Address: Vans Road Tokai, Cape Town

13 Tokai Estate Healthcare Facility 1
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