Hydrotherapy is a specific form of physiotherapy treatment conducted in a heated pool with a qualified physiotherapist. It is a therapeutic approach that uses aquatic exercises designed to aid in the rehabilitation of various conditions.

How does it work?

Hydrotherapy involves a series of gentle therapeutic exercises designed for clients individually (distinct from swimming or aqua-aerobics) and is carried out in a heated pool (34ºC). This environment allows greater comfort and range of movement as the water helps to support the body.

Therapeutic exercises can be progressed safely using the resistance of the water to strengthen the muscles and improve stability.

The warmth increases circulation, reduces muscle spasm and helps to decrease pain.

What are the benefits?

Hydrotherapy can:

  • help relieve pain
  • promote relaxation
  • mobilize joints
  • strengthen muscles
  • develop balance and coordination
  • reduce swelling with hydrostatic pressure
  • improve general fitness

Cranbourne Physiotherapists combine their expertise in movement and functional restoration with the therapeutic effects of exercise in water to help you achieve your health goals.

What conditions will benefit from Hydrotherapy?

  • Back Pain, Sciatica, Lumbar instability
  • Whiplash
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tendonopathy
  • Balance and Coordination problems
  • Shoulder and Arm Pain
  • Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Rehabilitation following fractures, joint replacement surgery or tendon repair

How do I start?

Book in for a hydrotherapy assessment with one of the experienced physios at Cranbourne Physiotherapy. The consultation will incorporate individual assessment, diagnosis and the formulation of a treatment program specific to your needs.

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Hydrotherapy Classes are held in the warm water pool at the new Casey RACE Aquatic and Recreation Centre.

Located at: 65 Berwick Cranbourne Rd
Cranbourne East


Classes are held on:


1:30 - 2:30pm
1:30 - 2:30pm


$35 per session
or 10 sessions for $300
Rebatable with some Private Health Funds.

TAC, DVA and WorkCover injuries accepted.