Hartley Hydrotherapy

Located in Hughes, ACT, Hartley Hydro operates 5 days per week. Our pool offers access via pool steps or a hoist, shallow depth of 1.1m, handrails, non-slip tiles and a change room on site.

Hartley Hydrotherapy Pool

 02 6185 1653

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COVID-19 - REOPENING

The team at Hartley Hydrotherapy are excited to announce we are now opening for business! We are committed to ensuring our facilities are COVIDsafe for all users and have made a number of operational updates, including the following opening hours as seen below.  

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
8am to 5pm 9am to 5pm 8am to 8pm 8am to 8pm 8am to 2pm

Bookings

  • All bookings will commence on the hour. For example 9am, 10am etc.
  • Shared use sessions will be 30 minutes
  • Any session over 30 minutes will require an exclusive booking
  • Maximum number of people in the pool at any one time is 6

Places are booking out fast. Please contact the team at hydrotherapy@hartley.org.au or 02 6185 1653 for any bookings or enquiries.  

We thank you for your patience and support throughout this period and look forward to seeing you at the pool.

What Is Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy refers to the use of water to assist in the treatment of different conditions such as arthritis. Hydrotherapy differs from swimming because it involves individually tailored exercises that are all completed in warm water. The aim of these exercises is to decrease pain, increase range of movement and flexibility, as well as developing muscle strength and general fitness. Hydrotherapy is often a nice alternative or adjunct to a land based exercise program.

Why Does Hydrotherapy Work?

Hydrotherapy works with the following principles to assist your recovery:

  • The pool is heated between 32-35 degrees which aids in muscle and joint relaxation.
  • The buoyancy of the water assists in reducing gravity and thus load through your joints which in turn makes similar land exercises much more comfortable.
  • Equipment such as noodles, kick boards and paddles can all be used to assist exercise progression by increasing resistance through the water.

Who Can Benefit From Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy benefits clients with a variety of presentations including:

  • Back, hip, knee and shoulder pain including stiffness.
  • Poor balance and coordination.
  • Reduced mobility.
  • Post-operative rehabilitation.
  • Muscle tension

Hydrotherapy can also assist with general relaxation and increase a person’s sense of wellbeing.

Why Choose Hartley Hydrotherapy?

Located in Hughes, ACT, Hartley Hydro operates 5 days per week. Our pool offers access via pool steps or a hoist, shallow depth of 1.1m, handrails, non-slip tiles and a change room on site. We also provide a large range of equipment free of charge which can be used to enhance your program. This includes steps, floating devices, arm resistance equipment, kickboards and an in water seat.

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PRICES

Self-managed, shared use

$15 per session

($13 for pensioner or concession card holders)

This option provides an opportunity for users to independently use the pool on a regular basis (a minimum of 4 booked sessions). Please note that other people may be utilising the pool at the same time, however the maximum number of people who can be in the pool at any one time is 8.

This price is inclusive of one (1) carer. Please declare the number of people in the pool at time of booking. Additional carers in the pool will be charged at $5 per individual to a maximum of 2 carers.

Professionally-managed, shared use

$25 per session - 4 in the pool

$20 per session - 3 in the pool

$18 per session - 2 in the pool

This option can be accessed by therapists or practitioners. Please note that other people may be utilising the pool at the same time, however the maximum number of people who can be in the pool at any one time is 8.

This price includes up to 2 clients and 2 therapists in the pool at one time. Please declare number of people in the pool at time of booking.

Casual user

$20 per session

This option provides an opportunity for users to independently use the pool on an ad hoc basis. Please note that other people may be utilising the pool at the same time, however the maximum number of people who can be in the pool at any one time is 8.

This price is inclusive of one (1) carer. Please declare number of people in the pool at time of booking. Additional carers in the pool will be charged at $5 per individual to a maximum for 2 carers.

Exclusive use

$88 per hour

This provides an opportunity for groups, individuals, organisations, therapists or practitioners to exclusively utilise the pool. Please note the maximum number of people who can be in the pool at any one time is 8.

HYDROTHERAPY BOOKINGS

To book a session or discuss usage of Hartley’s Hydrotherapy Pool, please call PH: 6185 1653 or email hydrotherapy@hartley.org.au

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Established in 1962, Hartley Lifecare (Hartley) is a Canberra-based not-for-profit organisation providing supported accommodation for people with disability, their families and carers. Originally established to provide a learning facility and therapy support service for children and adults, Hartley has grown extensively to support clients in over 30 homes across the ACT. Over the last six decades, families have grown to rely on and trust Hartley to deliver high quality, person centred support.

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