The Physio Pool is one of the largest warm water swimming pools in New Zealand and Dunedin’s only therapeutic swimming pool. The water temperature is around 35 degrees. We feature wheelchair accessibility, hoist and private changing rooms. The benefits of warm water exercise are tremendous and have an extremely positive impact on the quality of life for all ages. We are open to the public and offer a non-threatening environment for swimming, aqua jogging, individual exercise programmes, or warm water relaxation.

Hot Aqua classes are on offer for all levels of fitness as well as swimming lessons.



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Key Benefits of Dunedin's Therapeutic Physio Pool

  • The soothing warmth and buoyancy of warm water makes it a safe, ideal environment for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness.
  • The pressure of the water on the body’s surface helps to decrease swelling and improves joint position awareness.
  • The warmth of the water assists in relaxing muscles and improving circulation.
  • Water supports joints to encourage free movement, and also acts as resistance to help build muscle strength, flexibility and stamina, no matter what your current level of fitness is.
  • Aquatic activities can be enjoyed by people of all ages, degrees of fitness, and can be a great way to meet new people.