Pools are slowly reopening. Please contact us on 1800 011 041 to discuss the options currently available for hydrotherapy.
Hydrotherapy participants need to complete Arthritis ACT medical clearance prior to participation is any session. To download necessary forms click here.
Instructor Lead Classes
These classes are lead by a qualified Exercise Professional. 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 4 participants)
Wednesday: 5pm – 6pm Hydro Motion (max 4 participants)
Thursday 2pm – 3pm – Hydro Motion
Hydro Motion: Exercises conducted in water focusing on strengthening joints and improving balance. These classes are low-moderate intensity and will focus on strengthening upper and lower limbs.
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 lead 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.
Warm water exercise is offered at five hydrotherapy pools in Canberra.
Aqua Harmony, Kambah – mornings Wed, Thurs & Friday, midday Mon, Wed & Fri and evening Wed
Black Mountain School, O’Connor – lunchtime Mon, Tues & Thurs (currently unavailable)
Calvary John James Hospital, Deakin – evenings Mon, Tues & Thurs (currently unavailable)
Aquatic Achievers, Calwell – mornings Tues & afternoons Thurs
University of Canberra Hospital, Bruce – mornings Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat, midday Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat and evenings Mon, Wed & Fri (limited numbers with a wait list for 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.