HydrotherapyMid North Coast

Coffs Harbour Hydrotherapy At Woolgoolga

Do you find exercising on land painful?

Is your back, hip, knee or ankle pain limiting your function?

Are you suffering from arthritis and need some relief?

Hydrotherapy offers a range of benefits if you’re struggling with pain or limited function. We offer hydro rehabilitation services for Coffs Harbour and surrounds at our dedicated hydrotherapy pool in Woolgoolga.

Currently hydrotherapy is only available at our Woolgoolga location.

Hydrotherapy helps with:

  • Arthritic joints, especially hips and knees

  • Lower back injuries

  • Post-surgical rehabilitation

  • Inflammatory disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis & ankylosing spondylitis

  • Chronic pain disorders and nerve-related pain

  • Neurological disorders

  • Exercise during pregnancy

  • General fitness/conditioning

Immersion in water creates a feeling of weightlessness. It eliminates gravity and adds buoyancy, enabling you to exercise and move in ways you can’t on dry land.

The warmth of the water helps your muscles relax and alleviates joint pain, allowing you to exercise.

Hydrotherapy has the added benefit of supporting your weight and allowing an increased range of movement. It can also provide resistance. This works muscles in a different way than they’re worked on land to greatly improve strength and assist with injury recovery.

Hydrotherapy Has A Range Of Therapeutic Benefits

  • Pain relief

  • Strengthening of muscles

  • Aerobic and cardiovascular exercise

  • Increased mobility

  • Relaxation

  • Loosening of tight muscles

  • Balance and coordination

And with the guidance of our team, you’ll learn the most effective hydrotherapy movements. Our trained physiotherapists and exercise physiologists will design an individual program to target your specific needs.


Hydrotherapy Works To:

  • relieve your pain through water-based exercise rehabilitation and hands-on treatment
  • Maximise your rehabilitation after an operation
  • reduce  acute low back pain by exercising without impact
  • Improve your mobility and function after stroke or other neurological injuries
  • improve your strength, cardiovascular function and reduce your weight to ease your aching joints


What is Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy, an ancient practice with modern applications, involves the use of water for therapeutic purposes. In our facility, hydrotherapy is conducted in a specialised pool, where water’s natural properties are harnessed to treat various physical conditions, enhance recovery, and promote overall well-being.

How Can Hydrotherapy Help Me?

Hydrotherapy provides numerous health benefits. It’s particularly effective in:

  • Alleviating joint pain and stiffness
  • Enhancing muscle recovery and function
  • Improving circulation and cardiovascular health
  • Reducing stress and promoting relaxation

Our hydrotherapy pool is equipped to cater to various conditions, ensuring a customised approach to your health and recovery.

Do I Need a Doctor’s Referral to Come to Hydrotherapy?

No, a doctor’s referral is not mandatory to avail of our hydrotherapy services. We welcome anyone seeking holistic healing and physical rehabilitation. However, if you are undergoing treatment for a specific medical condition, consulting your healthcare provider before starting hydrotherapy is advisable.

Is Hydrotherapy Covered by NDIS?

Yes, hydrotherapy is recognized and covered under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for eligible individuals. Our team can assist you in navigating the process and ensuring you get the most out of your NDIS plan.

What Should I Expect from My First Hydrotherapy Session?

Your first hydrotherapy session at Mid North Coast Allied Health, located in our Woolgoolga location will begin with a personal assessment by our qualified therapists. Based on your individual needs, a tailored hydrotherapy program will be designed. The session will focus on gentle exercises in the warm, soothing environment of our hydrotherapy pool, guided by our expert staff.

Are Hydrotherapy and Aquatic Therapy the Same?

While hydrotherapy and aquatic therapy are often used interchangeably, there are subtle differences. Hydrotherapy specifically refers to the use of water in pain relief and treatment, often involving more passive treatments like soaking and gentle movements. Aquatic therapy, on the other hand, generally encompasses a broader range of water-based therapeutic exercises and activities.

What Do I Need to Bring to Hydrotherapy?

For your hydrotherapy session, you should bring:

  • A swimsuit
  • A towel
  • Water-friendly footwear (if desired)
  • Any personal aids or equipment you require

Hydrotherapy can be located in our Woolgoolga location, and provides changing rooms for your convenience.

What if I Can’t Swim?

Non-swimmers can safely participate in hydrotherapy. Our pool is designed to accommodate all comfort levels, and our therapists are always present to ensure your safety and guide you through the process. Floatation devices are also available if needed.

What if I Wear Glasses or Contact Lenses?

If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you can still participate in hydrotherapy. We recommend using prescription goggles if you rely heavily on your glasses. Contact lens wearers may also use goggles to protect their eyes. Our staff can provide further guidance based on your specific needs.

Where to find us

If your mobility is impaired, let our team know and they can organise a home visit for you or someone you care for.

The Grange

9A/84 Lake Road, Port Macquarie

Your Life Fitness Centre

180 Lake Road, Port Macquarie

Sovereign Hills

Shop T21/15 Chancellors Dr, Thrumster


16 Laurie Street


18 Bonville Street

Coffs Harbour

Sport and Fitness Precinct, within Ace Performance (T Block), 363 Hogbin Dr

Coffs Harbour

1-7 Hurley Drive, World Gym


19 Market Street

Moonee Beach

Club Lime, 2B Moonee Beach Rd

Find new ways to move and feel

Mid North Coast Allied Health help many people from all walks of life every year to reach their goals.

With many services on offer let’s find a way to make you feel better.


Kids Physiotherapy


Exercise Phsiology

Exercise Class

NDIS / Disabilty

Nutrition and Dietetics

Women's Health