Arthritis Management

Hydrotherapy is a water-based form of therapy that has been used for centuries in the management of rheumatological conditions and arthritis.

Our 34°C warm water - in conjunction with water's natural buoyancy, reduced gravity and therefore reduced loading on joints - allow people with a wide range of rheumatological conditions to achieve many positive benefits in the hydrotherapy pool.


Hydrotherapy can help:

  • decrease pain

  • decrease stiffness

  • increase strength and range of movement

  • improve function, such as sit to stand, steps, walking or shoulder hand function

  • improve mood, sleep, sense of well-being and coping

  • manage weight

  • improve fitness and endurance

Rheumatological conditions that can benefit from hydrotherapy include:
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Ankylosing Arthritis

  • Scleroderma

  • Mixed connective tissue disease

  • Polymyositis

  • Dermatomyositis

  • Scleroderma

  • Sjögren’s Syndrome

  • Fibromyalgia Syndrome

  • Lupus

  • Osteoporosis

  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Psoriatic Arthritis

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

  • Bursitis

  • Tendinitis

How Adelaide Hydrotherapy can help you
Tailored Program

Our friendly Exercise Physiologist, Emma, will tailor your hydrotherapy program to your needs, ensuring that you feel comfortable with being in the water and adjusting your program to best suit you.


Emma can also be with you one on one, or teach you the program for you to work independently in your own time.

Aqua Fit Classes

If your arthritis is mild to moderate, you may be able to attend our Aqua Fit classes to improve your fitness.

Depending on your needs, our Aqua STS class may be a better starting point before you gradually progress toward more aerobic-focused programs.

Arthritis SA Classes

Arthritis SA offers hydrotherapy to people living with arthritis and related musculoskeletal conditions. These sessions aim to help improve strength, flexibility, balance while also being joint friendly.  


The Arthritis SA Hydro Program is structured as a 10-week program.

Start Your Journey with Adelaide Hydrotherapy

​If you think that you may benefit from hydrotherapy sessions, contact us on 08 7089 6666 to discuss this further or to make an appointment.

Adelaide Hydrotherapy welcomes NDIS participants; we work with Plan Managed and Self Managed clients. We also work with Return to Work SA, Private Health Funds, GP Care Plans & the Department of Veterans Affairs.