Gentle water-based exercise, designed to
increase physical fitness for the aged
and people who have a disability.
The buoyant support of the water effectively reduces compression stress on weight-bearing joints and bone muscles, significantly reducing the risk of injury.
Water creates resistance as you move which increases the effectiveness of movement. This causes your body to use more muscles than you would use in a similar land-based movement.
A medical clearance from your doctor is essential before assessment for entry onto the program.
TIME: Summer hours – Monday & Friday 9am-1pm daily, Wednesday 12noon-2pm and Winter hours – Monday & Friday 9am-12noon daily, Wednesday 12noon-2pm
LOCATION: Gladstone Aquatic Centre on Tank Street, Gladstone
COST: A nominal $3.00 pool entry fee is payable to the Gladstone Aquatic Centre when you attend on your therapy days
ACCESS: Contact My Aged Care or the office on (07) 4972 8855 for eligibility requirements
Our experienced staff are there to assist you in obtaining maximum benefits from your program whether as a customer in a one-on-one session or as a participant in an aqua class.
These can be:
- Increased functional range of motion
- Increased overall endurance
- Increased functional strength
- Increased overall mobility
- Improved overall balance
- Decreased dependence on others to assist in activities of daily living
- Assists with pain management
- Warmth of water helps you to relax
- Gain a sense of achievement
- Fun activities
- Make new friends
- And much more…
HOW TO ACCESS AQUA FIT
A referral can be made via My Aged Care portal or contact 1800 200 422 Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm or Saturday 10am to 2pm.
Please note sometimes there is a long wait to get through! My Aged Care will get in touch with us and then we will contact you.
We are looking forward to meeting you! please don’t forget, if you have any questions just call, we’re always happy to help.