Covid19 Update

Pools are slowly reopening.  Please contact us on 1800 011 041 to discuss the options currently available for hydrotherapy. 

Medical Clearance

Hydrotherapy participants need to complete Arthritis ACT medical clearance prior to participation is any session.  To download necessary forms click here.

Instructor Lead Classes

Hydro Motion: A low-moderate intensity exercise class lead by a qualified Exercise Professional.  These classes are conducted in water and focus on strengthening upper and lower limbs and improving balance. Come and join us at the University of Canberra Hospital or Calwell pool.

Classes cost $10 per class.
Bookings are to be made through the office, payment upon attendance is required.
Participants must have a current medical clearance form.

University of Canberra Hospital Pool
Monday: 5pm – 6pm Hydro Motion (max 10 participants)
Wednesday: 5pm – 6pm Hydro Motion (max 10 participants)

Calwell Pool
Thursday 2pm – 3pm – Hydro Motion

Self Led Classes

Water based exercise is particularly beneficial for those with musculoskeletal conditions. Being non-weight-bearing it is kind to sore joints. It should be clearly understood that these sessions are self led and supervisors do not provide instruction and cannot give advice on exercise. It is recommended that you have an appointment with one of our Allied Health Professionals to have a personalised exercise program written for you to do in the pool. 

Our Warm water exercise program is offered at five hydrotherapy pools in Canberra.

Aqua Harmony, Kambahmornings Wed, Thurs & Friday, midday Mon, Wed & Fri and evening Wed

Black Mountain School, O’Connorlunchtime Mon, Tues & Thurs (currently unavailable)

Calvary John James Hospital, Deakinevenings Mon, Tues & Thurs (currently unavailable)

Aquatic Achievers, Calwellmornings Tues & afternoons Thurs

University of Canberra Hospital, Brucemornings Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat, midday Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat and evenings Mon, Wed & Fri (Bookings essential for all self-lead sessions.)

Tickets can be pre-purchased through the Arthritis ACT office at a cost of $5.90 per session. You can also purchase bulk packs of 20 tickets at $115 and 40 tickets at $220.

Bookings essential for all pool sessions.

Please telephone Arthritis ACT Office on 1800 011 041 for further details or to make a booking.