The Otago Therapeutic Pool Trust - Physio Pool

The Otago Therapeutic Pool Trust - Physio Pool

Rehab and exercise facility like no other in Dunedin. Vital for a wide range of ages with easy access and non-threatening environment.

Otago

We feature wheelchair accessibility, hoist and private changing rooms only steps from the poolside. The benefits of warm water exercise are tremendous and have an extremely positive impact on the quality of life for all ages. The Physio Pool is a key health and recreational facility for the Dunedin community.

Built in 1946, the Physio Pool has been instrumental in establishing new standards in hydrotherapy. It was the first purpose-built pool for the rehabilitative treatment of patients in New Zealand. Open to the public it offers a warm, non threatening environment for injury rehabilitation, people with disabilities and arthritis sufferers as well as offering swimming lessons and aqua fitness classes.

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The Otago Therapeutic Pool Trust was established in 1983, to maintain the use of the pool for therapeutic purposes by patients from hospitals in Otago and for the general public. The Trust’s main role has been to operate the public sessions and provide qualified life-guards, provisioning of facilities and cleaning. The Southern District Health Board is no longer providing any funding so the Trust will also have to shoulder the entire responsibility for the pool including funding future maintenance and upgrades.

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Fundraising Campaign is Progressing Well  22 June 2015

Posted by: The Otago Therapeutic Pool Trust - Physio Pool

The Otago Therapeutic Trust would like to thank all the people who have donated so generously so far to the campaign. We are well underway with over $750,000 raised to date and the overall target of $1.5 million to cover the pool for the next ten years doesn't seem so far off! We still need your help though to spread the message - use the pool and donate if you can!

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Latest donations

Mike
Mike on 18 Sep 2021
Having lost the use of my right arm to radiotherapy side effects, the pool is essential to my on-going functioning and to keep pain free. Right now with the pool closed, I am suffering!
$100
Mike
Mike on 18 Aug 2021
Having lost the use of my right arm to radiotherapy side effects, the pool is essential to my on-going functioning and to keep pain free. Right now with the pool closed, I am suffering!
$100
Lindsay
Lindsay on 12 Aug 2021
A genuine Dunedin treasure which contributes so much to our community.
$100
Andrea
Andrea on 31 Jul 2021
We desperately need the pool back and our Hot Aqua sessions! Can't lose this unique facility.
$100
Alex
Alex on 20 Jul 2021
$5

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