What is Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is treatment directed by a Physiotherapist, which utilises water for therapeutic effect. It is chosen when conventional exercise is neither suitable nor enjoyable. A hydrotherapy pool is kept at a high temperature of approximately 34 degrees to promote comfort and pain relief.
Following an initial consultation with a physiotherapist you can enjoy.
- One to one therapy
- Exercise classes
- Self directed sessions
A view of our pool which has won awards for overall excellence in design and use of energy-saving features.
What are the benefits?
Hydrotherapy has remedial, psychological and social benefits. A person with limited movement on dry land can experience increased freedom and confidence of movement whilst in the pool. Water flow creates assistance or resistance in exercises as required, while buoyancy decreases the stress on joints and spine. In waist deep water the weight loading on the joints is decreased by approximately 50%.
Who may it benefit?
Hydrotherapy is beneficial in many cases, including:
- Pelvic pain in pregnancy
- Arthritic and rheumatic conditions
- Recovery from orthopaedic surgery or joint replacement
- Muscle/joint problem following accident or sport injury
- Back or neck pain
How will treatment be arranged?
Adult patients may be referred by a doctor, therapist or contact us direct if interested in hydrotherapy. We regret we are unable to treat children at this time. All patients are assessed by a physiotherapist before commencing treatment, to ensure it is a suitable treatment for them. Treatment will be in booked timed sessions and may take place on an individual basis or as part of a group. Payment for treatment may either be arranged privately or through a qualifying medical insurance scheme.
Swimming is not the only cardio vascular exercise available in the pool! Our Aquarider is only the second in the country; it is a unique exercise bike that has been specially designed for use in water. It is an ideal exercise for patients recovering from hip or knee injury, arthritis or joint replacement surgery.
The bike has a fully adjustable stainless steel frame to ensure comfort whatever your size or shape. Much like an exercise bike in the gym, the resistance can be altered to the intensity you require for your rehabilitation goals. However in warm water, pain and loading on your joints is reduced, so you can exercise intensively without concern of re-injury.
So if you want to improve your range of movement, strength and pain, treat your legs to the Aquarider!
For enquiries or to book an appointment with us:-
Call: 01428 647647