What is hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy, or aquatic therapy, is physiotherapy performed in a warm water pool. The effects of the water and warm temperature can help to reduce pain and provide support to aid your rehabilitation.
How does hydrotherapy work?
The water helps to provide an environment in which you may see the following benefits:
- Increased joint range of motion and flexibility
- Increased muscle activity and strength
- Low-impact form of exercise
- Increasing confidence and motivation, to complement or prior to traditional land-based exercise
What happens during the session?
These sessions were first started for patients who have been discharged from their formal physiotherapy sessions, but who would like to continue having hydrotherapy in the pool.
There is not an instructor or experienced aquatic physiotherapist at these sessions but we can provide a relaxed environment in a pool maintained between 31-32 degrees. Equipment will be provided and over seen by two lifeguards.
Who can benefit from hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy can be used to treat and rehabilitate a wide range of conditions, including:
- Spinal conditions
- Sports injuries
- Neurological conditions
- If you are about to have or have had orthopaedic surgery
Do I need to be able to swim?
You do not need to be able to swim or get your head wet to participate in a hydrotherapy session. Our pool is 0.9m in the shallow end with a gentle slope to the deep end at 1.6m. Swimmers can remain in the shallow end to perform exercises.
The are a number of steps to access the main swimming pool building.
Access to the pool is by a set of steps with handrails. We do not have a hoist or disabled changing facilities at present.
How do I book?
Booking can be made via our website enquiry form under ‘contact us’
Please note :There is no membership discount for these sessions.