Total Health and Rehabilitation
Total Health and Rehabilitation is a privately owned company established by Mark Cranage, who offers these specialised services at the Kingston Pool and Wellness Centre facility. Services include hydrotherapy, disabilities, injury and rehabilitation. Mark’s focus is on integrating those with any ability into mainstream classes at the Kingston Pool and Wellness Centre.
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When engaging with a new client Marks favours a holistic approach which may involve drawing on the expertise of allied health professionals as appropriate for specific client needs. To achieve the best positive outcome Mark displays a high level of empathy and sensitivity as well as observation to accurately gain the best understanding of client needs.
Mark’s dedication, skills and ability have been widely recognised through the following accreditations:
- Registered practitioner with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
- Assistant Physiotherapist, Australian Physiotherapist Association (APA registered 87326).
- Hydrotherapy studied at Royal Rehabilitation College Sydney
- Diploma Disabilities
- Austswim Teacher of many disciplines in Aquatics Licence 111889
- Austswim Assessor and Presenter Licence 111889
- VET: Trainer and Assessor including Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills, No 12101102
- Working with Vulnerable People Registration No 332346055
- National Police History checked No VC0033877
Mark is currently completing a Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation degree at Charles Sturt University. On completion his goal is to gain post-graduate qualifications in the same field.
In addition, the quality and high standard of Mark’s work with clients was acknowledged and validated by AUSTSWIM. In 2013 Mark was awarded National AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics ‘Access and Inclusion’ in Queenstown New Zealand.
Water therapy exercise programs either in a group or one on one consist of a variety of treatments and exercises that are done in the pool by Mark and may be specifically designed to provide relief of pain or range of movement. These exercises also serve to condition and strengthen muscles to help avoid future recurrences of any pain.
A convenient, safe and effective addition to traditional rehabilitation methods, the program in aquatic therapy provides added benefits for patients being treated for arthritis, healing fractures, orthopaedic issues and neurological injuries.
A salt water chlorinated pool, uses the water’s warmth and buoyancy to help maximize recovery, and provides techniques to enhance strength, flexibility, balance, postural awareness, and cardiovascular endurance reduces pain while providing the support to walk more easily.
Water is an excellent base for exercise, providing an anti-stress environment for movement. For initial therapy, gentle water exercises use the water’s resistance to build muscle strength and flexibility.
Water exercise can be performed more easily by people who find lifting weights, or even weight bearing exercise, difficult or painful on dry land. Water also provides buoyancy and support for the body – when in shoulder deep water, a person only has to support 10% of actual body weight. Exercising in the pool allows greater range of motion without joint pain, or joint re-injury.
The warmer water of the therapy pool induces vasodilation, which draws blood into the target tissues. The increased blood flow delivers oxygen and nutrients to the tissues while removing cell wastes. This helps promote faster healing of injured tissues. The warmth also decreases muscle spasm, relaxes tense muscles, relieves pain, and reduces swelling.