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Hydrotherapy is a form of physical therapy that involves carrying out exercises and specific therapeutic techniques in warm water to alleviate pain, promote relaxation, strengthen muscles, improve circulation and enhance overall wellbeing. People living with multiple sclerosis or other neurological conditions can benefit greatly from water therapy as the unique properties of water can help you move around with greater ease and flexibility.

Neuro-therapist led hydrotherapy program

Our Plus Hydro program is led by physiotherapists and exercise physiologists who have expertise in hydrotherapy for neurological conditions. We are committed to providing a program that delivers comparable benefits to on-land exercise program, with the added advantage of warm water therapy.

How can Plus Hydro help you?

Benefits of hydrotherapy for people living with neuro conditions:

  • Reduce muscle tightness and stiffness
  • Improve joint flexibility and increase your range of motion
  • Enhance muscle activity using the buoyancy of water
  • Develop motor control and improve your ability to perform daily activities
  • Build muscle strength, improve balance and overall wellbeing
  • Enhance independence and quality of life, allowing you to better engage in the activities you love
  • Have some fun and relax in the warm, soothing waters.

Incorporating hydrotherapy into your exercise routine can also be beneficial as it reduces muscle spasms, making it a valuable addition to any program. Our physiotherapists or exercise physiologists can work one-on-one with you, or you can join a group* program that best suits your needs.

*Please note group sessions may not be suitable for everyone.

How to access Plus Hydro?

Our Plus Hydro program are offered close to our Lidcombe (NSW) and Footscray (VIC) wellbeing centres.

You can access this program by self-referral through our Plus Connect team or you can ask your GP, physiotherapist, exercise physiologist, or other health professional to refer you to Plus Hydro. Upon referral, you will be offered a pre-emersion assessment to determine if hydrotherapy is right for you. We'll discuss your specific needs and support you step-by-step to help you reach your goals.

How do I pay for Plus Hydro?

There are several ways to pay for this service, including:

  • NDIS funding
  • My Aged Care funding
  • private health insurance
  • paying privately with a potential Medicare rebate.

We can help you work out the most suitable payment method when you book your appointment.


Who is Plus Hydro suitable for?

Plus Hydro is designed for people living multiple sclerosis or other neurological conditions. It is a great option for those looking for a low-impact workout as the warm water creates a supportive environment to meet your needs and fitness level.

How many people can I expect in a session?

Our physiotherapists or exercise physiologists can work one-on-one with you, or you can join a small group* program that best suits your needs. We limit each session of up to 4 people to allow for a personalised experience. *Please note group sessions may not be suitable for everyone.

What is the duration of each session?

1 hour.

Ready to get started or have some questions?

Fill in the form below or if you prefer, get in touch with our Plus Connect team on 1800 042 138 or email [email protected]. Let us know what you need because we are here to help you in any way we can.

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