Hydrotherapy involves specific exercises that you do in a warm-water pool. Our water temperature is usually 33–36ºC, which is warmer than a typical swimming pool.

Hydrotherapy can help you in a number of different ways:

  • The warmth of the water allows your muscles to relax and eases the pain in your joints, helping you to exercise.
  • The water supports your weight, which helps to relieve pain and increase the range of movement in your joints.
  • The water can be used to provide resistance, when moving your joints. By pushing your arms and legs against the water, you can also improve your muscle strength.


If you are interested in commencing Hydrotherapy sessions here at Funlife, there are different ways your sessions can be paid for. These options include:

  • Medicare – If you are eligible for a Care Plan, have your Doctor include sessions with one of our Exercise Physiologists. This way your sessions will be Bulk-Billed through Medicare.
  • Type II Diabetes – If you are a Type II Diabetic, you are eligible for 1 Initial Assessment & 8 Group Sessions. These group sessions can be completed in the pool or gym, or even both. These sessions will also be Bulk-Billed through Medicare.
  • NDIS – If you have an NDIS Plan, ensure that you book in for an Initial Assessment and one of our Exercise Physiologists can create a personalised Hydrotherapy program that you can use in a Group Setting or 1:1.
  • Private Health – Funlife have in-house Private Health claiming for Hydrotherapy services. If you have Exercise Physiology for your extras, we’ve got you covered!
  • Workcover – Are you recovering from a Work-related injury? Once we have approval from your Case Manager, you can also obtain Hydrotherapy sessions.


Before commencing Hydrotherapy, we require you to have an Initial Assessment with one of our Exercise Physiologists.

The Initial Assessment can also be claimed through Medicare, NDIS, Private Health, Workcover, DVA, MVA.

Once you undergo an Initial Assessment, the Exercise Physiologist will construct a Hydrotherapy program for you, specific to your needs.

You can then choose if you prefer to continue with 1:1 sessions or Group Hydrotherapy sessions. In a Group Hydrotherapy session, everyone is working on their own program as they are all being supervised by an Exercise Physiologist, so if you ever need to seek advice, they are there to help you!