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MDSA provides a Hydrotherapy programme for people aged eighteen and over. The programme is tailored to suit individual needs. The sessions are run by a qualified neuro-physiotherapist and provide the opportunity for low impact, low resistance exercise. Hydrotherapy attendants are also available in the sessions to provide assistance both in the water and on dry land.
Hydrotherapy can give a person greater range of motion and help to relax muscles. The buoyant nature of the water supports the body assisting to maximise a person’s abilities. Hydrotherapy is considered an incredibly beneficial form of exercise for people with neuromuscular conditions as it can assist with maintaining flexibility, mobility and strength.
Not only does the Hydrotherapy programme help strengthen and maintain the muscles, it is also a wonderful social outing for many of our clients. It’s a chance to make and build friendships with people who live with a neuromuscular condition and the best thing is you don’t even have to know how to swim. The pool is only 1.2 mtrs deep and with the support of the attendants you don’t need to worry if you are a little nervous in the water.
Muscular Dystrophy South Australia currently runs two, one hour sessions each Thursday at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital at no cost to our clients. To be eligible to take part in hydrotherapy, clients undertake an initial dry land assessment with the neuro-physiotherapist who can assess if the hydrotherapy program will be suitable.
Hydrotherapy is coordinated by the Client Services team at Muscular Dystrophy SA. If you are interested in taking part in hydrotherapy or would like further information on what hydrotherapy is all about we would love to hear from you. Aisling from Client Services will be very happy to answer any questions. Her contact details are Phone 8234 5266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org