Hydrotherapy

Multiple Sclerosis Auckland facilitates a number of Hydrotherapy (water walking) classes across the Auckland region. Classes are run by qualified Rope Neuro Rehabilitation physiotherapists who are specialised in the rehabilitation of people with MS.

Hydrotherapy is extremely beneficial to people with Multiple Sclerosis as many are unable to continue with regular exercise. The workouts focus on whole body workouts, rather than isolated areas of the body. The water is warm and non-weight bearing so is good for pain, especially chronic pain and allows joint stiffness to be released.

These classes are as much a social outing as they are an exercise class providing a friendly and supportive environment.

All people with MS are welcome to attend any of the groups listed in any area.

If you are interested please contact the Field Worker in the area first to arrange your first visit. Your first two sessions are free. After that costs for members is just $50.00 for a 10 class concession card.

The hydrotherapy classes are also open to people with other neurological conditions, if they have been assessed by Rope Neuro Rehabilitation (our contracted providers who lead the sessions) as being suitable, and provided that the session is not at full capacity. Rope Neuro Rehabilitation can be contacted on 623 8433. Cost for non-MS people is $14.00 for the first two visits, and then $70.00 for concession cards of 10 classes. 

 

Testimonials

“Late in 2016 I started attending a weekly neurological hydrotherapy class run by MS Auckland. My motivation was to try and get more strength in my legs, and improve my balance. I have only been going for a few weeks but I can tell already that the hydrotherapy is helping me so much.
At the first session I couldn’t do some of the exercises very easily but even after 5 sessions I am getting much better. My stamina and balance are improving. I find going to the class is much more motivating than trying to do exercises at home alone, and with the physiotherapist leading the group I know I am doing things safely and correctly. Plus being in the water means I don’t get too hot (which is a no-no for my legs) and I can sustain the exercises for longer – on land I’d fall over pretty quickly!
It is also a place where I can talk about my MS with other people who understand and also just chat to a nice group of friendly people. Some of the people in my class have been attending for a long time, but they’ve been really welcoming of a newbie. So if anyone is thinking about attending I’d say – “Just do it – you won’t regret it!”
P - Central
My Field Worker got me involved with the Hydrotherapy exercise group. This has changed my life! These groups are fabulous for keeping me fit and moving as water frees you from gravity. I have met up with some others and made some good friends through being involved with hydrotherapy. We encourage and motivate each other.
D - South
“MS Auckland provides significant support and assistance for people with MS and their carers, families and friends. Apart from the resources and personnel from MS Auckland who support you, the Society also provides Hydrotherapy classes at a number of venues in the Auckland area. It is testimony to how popular these classes are that the number of attendees has increased so markedly. I have been attending the hydrotherapy classes for the last 2 years with my partner. Since I have been attending these classes I have noticed that my balance and co-ordination has improved as well as my confidence in the water. The neuro-physiotherapists from Rope Neuro Rehab are excellent. They are supportive and encouraging of all participants, no matter what level you are at. My attendance at these courses has assisted with my overall level of fitness and provided me with an opportunity to interact with other people with MS. I hope that the courses can continue to assist people like me, who have MS, to lead a fulfilling and active life.”
C – North Shore
 

 

Tuesday

Lloyd Elsmore Pool
Sir Lloyd Drive Pakuranga
11.00am - 12.00 noon
Contact: Dianne Bartlett 09 845 5921 Ext 220 
dianne@msakl.org.nz

Wednesday

Millennium Pool
17 Antares Place Rosedale
10.30am - 11.30am
Contact: Diane Hampton 09 845 5921 Ext 219 
diane@msakl.org.nz

Manurewa Leisure
Sykes Road Manurewa
11.00am - 12.00 noon
Contact: Dianne Bartlett 09 845 5921 Ext 220 
dianne@msakl.org.nz

Thursday

Epsom Girls
Silver Road Epsom
10.30am - 11.30am
Contact: Carol Andrews 09 845 5921 Ext 222 
carol@msakl.org.nz

Saturday

Diocesan Girls
Clyde Street Epsom
10.00 am - 11.00 am 
Contact: Carol Andrews 09 845 5921 Ext 222 
carol@msakl.org.nz

Friday

Westwave Aquatics
20 Alderman Drive Henderson
11.00am - 12 noon
Contact: Andrea Kortas 09 845 5921 Ext 221                      
andrea@msakl.org.nz

 

 


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