faq_AlanaAt Clarence Joint Therapy we want you to experience the best rehabilitation possible in a secure and friendly environment.  With that in mind, we would like to address your concerns.

Please click on the Frequently Asked Questions below. If you don’t find your answer please call us at 6247 2211.


A doctor’s referral is not necessary if self-funded or to claim health insurance, but one is required for motor accident, workers compensation, veterans and Medicare (EPC) treatments.

Costs vary for assessment, treatment and hydrotherapy, and within insurance companies there are different levels of cover so we cannot anticipate your gap fee. We recommend that you ring us for charges and contact your insurance company to find out the gap fee.

Yes we offer pensioner discounts on initial assessment and treatments.

You are still welcome to book if not insured, but your “out of pocket” expenses will be higher. When appropriate, a Pool Pass may be purchased in advance to reduce costs.

For all land and pool treatment sessions, self-directed pool exercise, and classes, you need to book ahead to limit numbers. Also the pool is hired out at times so please call first.

The pool is a dedicated hydrotherapy pool for rehabilitation, management of ongoing conditions and classes.  Gentle swimming is fine, but it is too warm for regular swimming, and this may make it difficult for others to exercise. Remember to access insurance claims you must be assessed and given appropriate exercises.

Many people attend who cannot, or no longer can swim because of joint problems, and still benefit. There are rails all around the pool and floatation equipment if required.

We do not have the staff available for dressing or undressing clients but we welcome carers that may assist in the disabled change room. Slip-on / slip-off footwear also makes it easier.

Many conditions benefit from aquatic physiotherapy and self-managed hydrotherapy programs, in particular where reduced weight-bearing is of benefit while exercising, such as arthritis, recovery from leg fractures, joint replacements, chronic back injuries, stiff shoulders and multiple joint problems that can be treated together. Mobility and balance may also be improved in many other conditions such as stroke, or Parkinson’s disease.

If you have a febrile condition (a temperature), skin lesion, very high or very low blood pressure, major heart failure, are incontinent of faeces, unstable epilepsy, major kidney failure.  Using the pool is also inadvisable if you have a  compromised immune system, are within six weeks of radiation therapy / having a stroke / a heart attack, or if under the effects of drugs that impair your judgement or cooperation.
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Clarence Joint Therapy

273 Clarence Street
Howrah, Tasmania 7018
Phone: (03) 6247 2211

Physiotherapist & Hydrotherapy pool helping people in Howrah, Glebe, Hobart, North Hobart, Queens Domain, West Hobart, Battery Point, South Hobart, Dynnyrne, Lower Sandy Bay, Sandy Bay, University Of Tasmania, Mount Nelson, Geilston Bay, Lindisfarne, Rose Bay, Bellerive,  Montagu Bay, Mornington, Rosny, Rosny Park, Tranmere, Warrane, Clarendon Vale, Oakdowns, Rokeby. Act now to improve your physical wellbeing.