Pro Medical SA is a group of Medical Practices in Adelaide that offers state of the art facilities with the aim of delivering the highest level of patient care. Our Adelaide General Practitioners have a focus on Family Medicine encompassing all age groups.

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Pro Dental SA is an Adelaide Family Dental Surgery that places an emphasis on preventative care and maintenance. Our Adelaide Dentists are focused on delivering high quality treatments and services in a relaxed and family friendly environment.

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Kidman Park

Pro Physio SA is an Adelaide Physio and Pilates Practice that is focused on providing the very best physiotherapy treatment, intervention and rehabilitation.


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Pro Podiatry SA is an Adelaide based Podiatry and Orthotic Practice. With an emphasis on communication and education, our Adelaide Podiatrists can help devise a management plan to help treat and resolve a range of complex foot and ankle conditions.

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Pro Psychology SA is an Adelaide Psychology Practice, that prides itself on a commitment to professional quality care to achieve the best possible outcomes and goals for individuals, couples and families.

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Pro Nutrition SA is an Adelaide based Dietetic Practice. We aim to provide optimal patient care with an emphasis on dietary advice & education by providing tailored recommendations that are specific to each patient's needs.

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Pro Remedial SA is an Adelaide Remedial Massage Practice that is focused on assisting patients in all aspects of Remedial Massage, Sports Massage and Therapeutic Massage, including Sports Injury Management, Positional Release, Cupping Therapy, Acupressure and Lymphatic Drainage.

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Pro Studio SA is an Adelaide based Pilates Studio, Gym and Rehabilitation Facility. Pro Studio SA offers a safe environment for individuals looking to implement a program of muscular strengthening, conditioning and/or specialised rehabilitation under the careful instruction of our team of Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and Personal Trainers.

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Kidman Park

Pro Exercise SA is an Adelaide based Exercise Physiology Practice that focuses on prevention and treatment of injury and chronic illness through structured exercise participation.




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Kidman Park

Hydrotherapy

What is Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy has been used to describe a variety of activities, of which most relate to therapeutic exercise activities carried out in heated pools. In recent times, health funds and traditional medicine have recognised hydrotherapy as a physiotherapy treatment carried out in water where the properties of water are utilised to achieve specific, therapeutic goals.

Benefits of Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy has therapeutic effects on the body tissues; heating, cooling debridement, pain relief, muscle relaxation, and warm-up to assist with exercises. Water has complex thermal, mechanic, and inherent mechanical forces of buoyancy, pressure, cohesion, and viscosity that play a role in the effects produced on the body from hydrotherapy. The supportive, assistive and resistive qualities of the water make it possible for patients to begin range of motion, strength, and endurance exercise.

Which types of patients will benefit from Hydrotherapy?

  • Post injury; to assist in regaining strength and mobility without overstressing the injury site
  • Recovery after sport or physical activity
  • Arthritic patients
  • Post operation/surgery patients i.e. total knee/hip replacement
  • Patients with difficulty weight-bearing due to injury, weakness or pain
  • Patients with difficulty lifting their upper/lower limbs against gravity
  • Patients with neurological deficits i.e. multiple sclerosis

How is Hydrotherapy carried out?

Following assessment by physiotherapist, the physiotherapist may prescribe/develop an individualized program suitable for the patient. The program should be reviewed at appropriate intervals by the treating physiotherapist and it may be modified and/or progressed as per the patient’s condition and rate of their progress. In some situations, referral to other aquatic professionals will be appropriate, e.g. exercise physiologist, aquatic fitness instructor or swimming teacher/coach. Appropriate documentation detailing the reasons for clinical decisions is recommended.

Limitations of Hydrotherapy

  • Incontinence
  • Open wound
  • Skin irritation i.e. tinea
  • Patients who require excessive help getting in and out of the water, although some hydrotherapy pools have access hoist which allows a person with any disability to have access to both above and below ground pools
  • Patients with aquaphobia

Hydrotherapy is currently offered through our Physiotherapy department at our Kidman Park and Norwood practices. Please contact your closest clinic for more information.

Pro Physio SA, Dong Lee, Physiotherapist

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