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Sinnamon Village Therapy Centre has a hydrotherapy pool.

Aquatic Physiotherapy is offered in the hydrotherapy pool. This specific physiotherapy technique combines the properties of warm water with the knowledge and skills of the physiotherapist.

Aquatic Physiotherapy has evidence-based benefits for improving pain, function, joint mobility, strength and balance. The combination of warmth, buoyancy and gentle resistance makes hydrotherapy effective in managing conditions such as arthritis, chronic pain, Multiple Sclerosis, spinal injuries, orthopaedic injuries and neurological conditions (e.g. stroke).

The pool at Sinnamon Village is a state of the art, purpose-built facility for therapeutic treatment and the water is kept between 33.5°C and 34.5°C, or what is called 'thermo neutral'.

Features of the pool include:

  • access ramp
  • safety rails
  • wheelchair access to bathroom and toilets
  • deep water running section
  • ground level access.

The physiotherapists of Sinnamon Therapy Centre aim to provide you with an individually tailored program to meet your specific needs. Individual and group sessions are conducted by physiotherapists who specialise in hydrotherapy.

Hydrotherapy practice in physiotherapy has been developed from a scientific basis of hydrodynamic theory. An understanding of the physical properties of water and the physiology of human immersion, coupled with skills to analyse human movement have helped physiotherapists in using hydrotherapy as a tool for facilitating movement and restoring function (Geytenbeek 2002).

Aquatic Physiotherapy is recognised and well accepted as a beneficial form of treatment for a multitude of conditions. Research has shown that aquatic physiotherapy has improved pain, function, joint mobility, strength and balance in older adults with ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis or rheumatic conditions. Furthermore it has been demonstrated that continuation of water-based therapy is beneficial for obtaining longer-term benefits in patients with chronic conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis and osteoarthritis (Phillpotts et al 2009).

References

Geytenbeek, J. (2002). ‘Evidence for effective hydrotherapy’, Physiotherapy 7 88,9,514-529

Phillpotts, W, Cornwall, P, and  Haines, T. (2009), ‘Examining compliance, Barriers and Facilitatiors to Ongoing Aquatic Exercise Post Discahrge from Hospital Outpatient Aquatic Therapy’, The Journal of Aquatic Physical Therapy 17,1,1-5

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