Welcome to Home & Hydro!

I am a Physiotherapist with a passion for Disability and Aged Care, working with you in your home, your local community, or in the pool.

If you would like to work with me, please get in touch with a few details and I look forward to catching up with you soon.

What I do

I love working with people with physical, intellectual and neurological disabilities such as Parkinson’s, Stroke Rehabilitation, Cerebral palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Down’s Syndrome just to name a few.

My passion also lies in Gerontology and helping you maintaining your health and wellbeing as you get older. This includes conditions such as arthritis, aches and pains, peripheral neuropathy, falls prevention and chronic disease management.


Physiotherapy in the home is perfect if you have trouble leaving the house, or if you want to work on your therapy goals in your own home. We can incorporate ideas, exercises and therapy into your everyday routine. It is important to involve your family and support people in your sessions so you can work towards your goals every day with their help.


Hydrotherapy, or Aquatic Physiotherapy is where we work towards your goals in the water. Working in the water has many benefits for you. The bouyancy allows you to move easier and with less pain. Warm water encourages muscle relaxation and improves blood flow. You are able to move better and this is great for your physical and mental well-being.


Do you want to be able to get out and do more? Perhaps you want to be able to walk more safely around your local shops, start a new dance class or get involved in a community garden. I am passionate about helping people participate more in activities in their local community and linking physio goals and treatment to what you want to achieve. 


Home & Hydro was founded by Rachel Walker in 2021.

Rachel graduated from La Trobe University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with honours. Rachel has over 15 years of experience working in both the public and private sectors, in acute and rehabilitation hospital settings as well as private practice.

Postgraduate study has included Gerontology, a Graduate Certificate in Stroke Rehabilitation, Aquatic Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates.  Rachel is also a certified LSVT Big practitioner, an intensive program for people with Parkinson’s.

Rachel has an extensive knowledge of the NDIS and Aged Care sectors and is passionate about the role of physiotherapy in keeping people moving well and maintaining their independence.

Get in touch

Prefer to talk?

0414 20 50 50

I may not be able to answer my phone but please leave a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can

Email is good too!