Aquatic Physiotherapy (Hydrotherapy)

Adult and Paediatric outpatient hydrotherapy provides individual programs for people with musculo-skeletal conditions, some neurological conditions or injuries which would be responsive to water-based exercise.


Services available at these locations

Coffs Harbour

To refer to Physiotherapy Services at Coffs Harbour specify the service you require and mail or fax your referral to the following address:

Coffs Harbour Health Campus Physiotherapy Service
345 Pacific Highway
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Fax 02 6656 7687

Referrals are triaged according to assessed urgency.
For further information please contact:
Phone 02 6656 7700


Port Macquarie

Physiotherapy Department
Port Macquarie Base Hospital
Wrights Road
Port Macquarie, NSW 2444

Fax 02 5524‑2139


  • Aged > 18 years and defined as a carer by self
  • Able to participate in gym-based exercise gentle circuit class and multidisciplinary educational classes.

Aboriginal Hydrotherapy is a free one hour Adult group based aerobic fun and fitness class every Thursday 11-12pm. Referrals must be faxed to Physiotherapy on 552 42139 and clearly marked Aboriginal Hydrotherapy.



Kempsey District Hospital
Physiotherapy Department
River Street
Kempsey NSW 2440

Phone 02 6562 0294
Fax 02 6562 0349

8am – 4.00pm Monday – Friday

Refer via: Fax: 6562 0349 or Email: MNCLHD-KEMP-Physiotherapy mailto:

In person / mail:
Including details;

  • Name, DOB, MRN, phone number, address
  • Reason for referral / HPC (and date of injury)
  • PMHx / meds
  • Other important information
  • An initial land based assessment is conducted prior to hydrotherapy.
  • A hydrotherapy medical clearance form will be required to be completed by referring Doctor.
  • Eight sessions are offered over four weeks with the physiotherapist.
  • Options of maintenance groups following completion of physiotherapy sessions.