Aquatic physiotherapy can be used as a treatment anywhere a pool or hydrotherapy facilities are available, it can be used to treat a multitude of different conditions:
• sports injuries,
• post-operative and orthopaedic conditions,
• spinal pain and/or injuries,
• neurological conditions,
• cardio-respiratory problems,
• balance dysfunction,
• women’s health complaints,
• Arthritis and aged care.

Ideally, the aquatic physiotherapist should have a knowledge of the hydrodynamic and hydrostatic properties of water, the physiological effects of immersion, and all relevant water safety procedures.