Water based exercise is particularly beneficial for those with musculoskeletal conditions. Being non-weight-bearing it is kind to sore joints. It should be clearly understood that these sessions are self lead and supervisors do not provide instruction and cannot give advice on exercise. Click here for information about instructor lead classes.
Warm water exercise is offered at five hydrotherapy pools in Canberra.
Canberra Hospital Pool
13 sessions weekly ($5.90 per session)
Club MMM next to CISAC Belconnen
4 sessions weekly ($5.90 per session)
Calvary John James Hospital Pool
3 sessions weekly ($5.90 per session)
University of Canberra Hospital Pool – Bruce
11 sessions weekly ($5.90 per session)
1 session weekly ($5.90 per session)
All participants must be members of Arthritis ACT. Participants must have a medical clearance form completed by their doctor. Click here to download a membership application and click here to do download a medical clearance form.
Participants need to be sufficiently mobile to enter and exit the pools unaided.
At Calvary John James Hospital and The Canberra Hospital access to the pools is via steps. Access to the other pools is via ramps.
Contact Arthritis ACT on 1800 011 041 for further information. Click here to view a Warm Water Exercise brochure.