We aim to help people to grow in confidence with movement using the most up-to-date research evidence so they can get back to the activities they love.

We are working on making it easier to find the most valuable information and programs for people to enjoy the benefits of aquatic exercise.

Aquatic Physio Exercise Australia provides:

  • An online aquatic exercise education program of videos and telehealth (phone or video appointments)
  • Aquatic exercise classes for people with arthritis
  • A visit to the pool in your building to check it out and give you advice about the best way to use it to get stronger and fitter (we can do this in person or using a video appointment)
  • Consulting and teaching in aquatic exercise in Australia and internationally

Aquatic Physio Exercise Australia was started by Dr Sophie Heywood in 2012. Sophie has completed studies at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath in the UK and was lucky enough to explore the world investigating aquatic physiotherapy on a Churchill Fellowship in 2008. Sophie has a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy and she has just completed her PhD in aquatic exercise. Sophie teaches both in Australia and overseas with physiotherapy students at the University of Melbourne and Monash University as well as through the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Teaching at the University of Leuven in Belgium