Hydrotherapy involves the use of water as a form of treatment and although it resembles swimming, it is different because it requires the individual to undertake different exercises in a warm pool of water. At Arthritis ACT our members use our pool sessions to assist with pain management, help strengthen joints in preparation, or aid their recovery after having surgery. You do not have to have arthritis to be able to use our services.

What we offer

Instructor Led Hydrotherapy 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. Tickets to attend can be purchased by telephoning our office.

Self – Led Hydrotherapy Classes

Self – led classes are groups based classes, over seen by a staff member, in which participants attend and undertake their own individually prescribed exercise program. Pool sessions are held at the University of Canberra Hospital, John James Hospital, Aqua Harmony in Kambah and Calwell Pool.

To ensure our members get the best possible experience out of these sessions we recommend that an individual exercise program is obtained before attending. If you do not have a program you can have one prepared for you by a member of our exercise team. To do this please telephone our office and we would be more than happy to assist you.

Where and When

We offer group based sessions at the following pools:

  • Aqua Harmony – 4 Jenke Circuit Kambah
  • Calwell Pool – 15 Webber Crescent, Calwell
  • John James Hospital – 173 Strickland Crescent, Deakin
  • University of Canberra Hospital Pool – cnr. Ginninderra and Aikman Drive, Bruce

How to Participate

  • Membership – You will need to be a member of Arthritis ACT to participate. You can click the ‘join here’ button on our home page or telephone our office for assistance with joining.
  • Medical Clearance – All members to our hydrotherapy program require a basic medical screening before attendance, due to the warmth of the water that you will be exercising in. To read more about this process and download the necessary forms click here. If you do not have access to a printer or would like fill these forms out electronically, please telephone our office for assistance.
  • Tickets – All Arthritis ACT pool sessions operate on an electronic ticketing system. Tickets are purchased from our office, either in person or over the phone, and redeemed upon attendance.
  • Book – All Arthritis ACT pool sessions operate on a booking system. Bookings for pool sessions can be made via online bookings area of our website or by telephoning our office. Our pool sessions are available 6 days per week in the morning, during the middle of the day and in the evening. Call us today to find the session that best suits you.