QUALITY OF CARE REPORT 2013-14

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Hydrotherapy


Keith Murphy and Pauline BonanHydrotherapy is a form of physiotherapy treatment or exercise program conducted in a heated pool.

Hydrotherapy helps to improve or maintain physical wellbeing for many people. The buoyancy and resistance of water can create a special therapeutic environment that is not possible on land.

Hydrotherapy can assist residents to strengthen muscles, improve flexibility, coordination and balance, increase cardiovascular fitness, manage pain better and improve relaxation.

Residents from Waranga Aged Care Hostel are now taking part in hydrotherapy in Kyabram and are reaping the health benefits from this valuable activity.