Hydrotherapy has vast benefits for student who present with physical disabilities. In water, gravity loses its strength and our students joints are unlocked unlike when positioned on land. The warmth of the water establishes an environment of relaxation. Fluid movements are easier to perform than on land. Joint mobilisation and soft tissue elongation become possible in an environment of weightlessness and warmth. When students bodies are relaxed their autonomy over movement is possible. The Hydrotherapy Pool is an ideal environment for movement exercises and can result in decreased muscle spasm, pain reduction, and beneficial changes in weight bearing forces.
The Hydrotherapy program as part of the PDHPE program is possible due to the kind donations of the Sir Eric Woodward Association, which supports additonal staff to ensure effective and safe practices.
The pool is used by the students in the ASU as part of their PDHPE curriculum focusing on fundamental movement and social interactions skills.
The hydrotherapy pool is hired to local groups who run swim school, special olympics training and who support adults in community post school option programs. The pool is also hired out to individuals requiring physiotherapy intervention. If you would like to hire this facility please contact the school however precedence is given to the schools timetables.