The Otago Therapeutic Pool Trust - Physio Pool

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

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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.

Latest update

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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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Will on 19 Jun 2020
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Guest Donor on 06 Jun 2019
Kate M
Kate M on 18 Sep 2018
I don’t even currently live in the south island, but I am hoping to go to Otago Uni next year and I enjoy swimming as a part of my excercise routine to keep myself fit and healthy. This pool is nice and close to the Uni, so I am more than happy to help the local community out a little bit if it means myself and others can benefit from it in the future.
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Guest Donor on 02 Sep 2018
S L Watson
S L Watson on 30 Aug 2018

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