Sam builds Momentum with hydrotherapy

Sam is a client with The Disability Trust who is taking the plunge with hydrotherapy to gain significant improvements in his health and overall wellbeing.

The 41-year-old Canberra resident recently returned to physio and hydrotherapy sessions following a year-long hiatus after overcoming several obstacles.

Sam faced multiple rejections from physios and hydro pools due to his physical disability and history of seizures.

Despite the setbacks, Sam and his care team at The Disability Trust’s Anne Clarke House Supported Independent Living home refused to give up.

Hydrotherapy and physio sessions are not just a form of exercise for him, they are a vital way for him to improve his medical condition and rebuild his physical abilities.




Just when things were starting to look bleak, Sam’s care team found a provider who saw beyond his limitations and instead focused on his determination and perseverance.

Momentum Sports & Rehabilitation understood the complexities of Sam’s situation after a consultation meeting with TDT Team Leader Samana and Disability Support Worker Parvinder.

Their physio, Chrisy Richardson, was willing to assist him in the pool and at home, even if it required extra care and attention during transfers.

With a renewed sense of hope, Sam began his hydrotherapy sessions once a month and weekly in-home physio sessions.

In the calming embrace of the water, he felt a sense of freedom and empowerment that he hadn’t experienced in a long time.

Sam pushed himself to do his exercises diligently, knowing that each movement was a step towards a healthier and happier future.

The hydrotherapy and physio sessions not only helped him regain strength but also provided a sense of relief.

Sam had never used a standing frame but gave it a try as it is beneficial for him on multiple fronts like leg strength, bone density, respiratory health and posture.



After starting with five minutes a day on the standing frame, he is well on his way to achieving his goal of raising that to half an hour.

Sam’s story became an inspiration to many, showing that with determination and the right support, anything is possible. He proved that sometimes all it takes is one team and their efforts to believe in you to make a world of difference.

Sam has shown unwavering determination with his dedication to the hydrotherapy and physio sessions with the standing frame.

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