The Arthritis and Osteoporosis WA’s Primary and High School Hydrotherapy programs were initiated in 2017 and offer many benefits to the
children with arthritis and connective tissue disorders and their parents. Children are able to continue to exercise despite swelling, stiffness and pain.
This is due to properties of water, including buoyancy, resistance and hydrostatic pressure, along with the warm water (33-34 degrees Celsius) reducing stress on joints. Hydrotherapy enables physiotherapists to work on strengthening, balance training, and functional skills training while at the same time providing a fun, motivating, and safe environment. A group hydrotherapy class can also provide social and psychological benefits.
Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA (AOWA) Hydrotherapy program is led by our physiotherapy team at Western Kids Health.
It is funded by the AOWA and registrations are through the AOWA website (click here)
Attendees must be competent swimmers
Primary School Hydrotherapy: Monday 4pm-4.45pm during term (click here)
High School Hydrotherapy: Monday 4.45pm-5.30pm during term (click here)