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Mobile Hydrotherapy Programs

Dive into water-based exercise with Valens Care

Hydrotherapy can be an ideal form of exercise if you’re getting older, living with disability or recovering from injury.

Buoyed by the water and guided by a Valens Care physiotherapist, you’re able to stretch and strengthen your body, helping to relieve stiff joints and soothe sore muscles.

Our Valens Care’s NDIS-registered physiotherapists offer mobile hydrotherapy across the Brisbane Metro area to people who find land-based exercise difficult due to concerns about mobility, balance or weight-bearing.

What is hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy is a physiotherapy program conducted in the pool. Also known as aqua therapy or aquatic physiotherapy, it’s a low impact therapy that uses water to enhance the benefits of your exercise and treatment.

Hydrotherapy has a long history. Over 2,000 years ago, Greek polymath Archimedes observed that we become buoyant when partially or completely immersed in water. The water creates a wonderful sense of weightlessness – while also creating resistance that aids your exercise.

Exercise often feels easier in the pool. Your buoyancy in the water means you may be able to perform exercises in the pool that you couldn’t do anywhere near as easily on land. There’s far less weight pressing on your joints and no need to worry about overbalancing.

What is Hydrotherapy? Man with physiotherapist in hydrotherapy session
Woman having hydrotherapy session in pool

Pick your pool

Our Valens Care hydrotherapy programs are mobile, meaning you can join us at a range of treatment facilities or pools in the Brisbane Metro Area.

We can meet you wherever suits you best – your local public pool, your friend’s pool or your own private one.

The benefits of hydrotherapy

There are many benefits to receiving your physiotherapy treatment in the pool:

  • Easier movement and greater balance and stability.
  • Improved circulation and reduced swelling.
  • Reduced pain during treatment and exercise.
  • Reduced tightness or spasms in your muscles.
  • Improved cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength.
  • Relaxation and stress reduction.
  • Greater enjoyment and confidence to move.

How does hydrotherapy work?

We begin with a physical examination to help us understand your needs. From there, we craft your tailored hydrotherapy program, taking into account your circumstances and your goals.

Then it’s time to get into the water together. We’ll help you into the pool and work alongside you, supporting your body and showing you how to do your exercises correctly.

Your program relies on gentle movements to:

  • Strengthen your body against the water’s resistance
  • Stretch your body buoyed by the water’s support.
How does hydrotherapy work? Girl having hydrotherapy with physiotherapist

Who does hydrotherapy help?

Our Valens Care physiotherapists use hydrotherapy exercises to help with a range of conditions.
Hydrotherapy for pain


Hydrotherapy can improve muscle strength and control, which may help to manage pain related to conditions like fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome, or chronic musculoskeletal issues
Hydrotherapy for neurological conditions

Neurological conditions

Hydrotherapy may help people with neurological conditions. It can help to reduce muscle spasms and build strength to enhance your mobility and function.
Hydrotherapy for heart and lungs

Heart and lung conditions

Hydrotherapy can enhance cardiopulmonary endurance when exercising on land is challenging. It can support people dealing with chronic heart failure, respiratory disease, or the effects of ageing.
Hydrotherapy after surgery

Recovery from surgery

Hydrotherapy sessions are designed to support the movement of your joints and enhance your muscle strength, offering a gentle approach to post-operative rehabilitation.
Hydrotherapy for musculoskeletal conditions

Musculoskeletal conditions and injuries

Hydrotherapy can support the management or recovery from injuries, arthritis or other musculoskeletal conditions.
hydrotherapy for children


Our hydrotherapy programs can be specially crafted to cater to children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular atrophy or those recovering from surgery or injury.
Can anyone can have hydrotherapy? Group of people having hydrotherapy

Can anyone have hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy is a relatively low-risk therapy but it is not suitable for everyone. Before recommending hydrotherapy, your physiotherapist will review your medical history and assess your overall health.

Hydrotherapy may not be suitable if you:

  • Take certain medications
  • Experience seizures
  • Have open wounds
  • Are incontinent
  • Have recently had surgery and have not yet been cleared by your surgeon.

Why choose Valens Care for hydrotherapy?

At Valens Care, we’re dedicated to delivering a high-quality hydrotherapy program designed just for you.

The Valens Care difference:

One to one attention

One-on-one attention

We provide one-on-one hydrotherapy programs, prioritising individualised attention. We ensure your sessions are tailored specifically to your needs and goals so you get the most out of your care.
Mobile services

Mobile services

We focus on ensuring your treatment fits as conveniently as possible with your lifestyle by providing care wherever suits you best, whether it’s at your home or a local pool.
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Prompt care

Your well-being is our priority, so we strive to see you as promptly as possible.
Flexible appointment times

Flexible appointment times

Life is busy, so we offer flexible appointment times to accommodate your schedule, making it easier for you to prioritise your health and recovery.
Book a free 15-minute call to explore how Valens Care hydrotherapy services may be able to support you on your journey to improved health and mobility.

* All information is general and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Valens Care can consult with you regarding your individual health needs.

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Arthritis Australia. (n.d.). Water Exercise. https://arthritisaustralia.com.au/managing-arthritis/living-with-arthritis/physical-activity-and-exercise/water-exercise/
Australian Physiotherapy Association. (n.d.). Aquatic Physiotherapy. https://australian.physio/inmotion/aquatic-physiotherapy#
Choose Physio. (n.d.). Hydrotherapy. https://choose.physio/your-wellbeing/hydrotherapy
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. (2020). Water-Based Exercise for Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis. www.racgp.org.au/clinical-resources/clinical-guidelines/handi/patient-resources/musculoskeletal/water-based-exercise-for-knee-and-hip-osteoarthrit