What is a hydrotherapy pool?
Hydrotherapy is a therapeutic whole-body treatment that involves moving and exercising in water, essentially physiotherapy in a pool. Hydrotherapy pools are usually different from ordinary pools – the temperature, pressure and movement of water is controlled and changed according to who is using the pool, and why
What does hydrotherapy treatment involve?
Hydrotherapy treatment will vary from patient to patient depending on their symptoms and goals.
- Gentle stretching
- Strengthening exercises
- Movement exercises
- Floatation and relaxation exercises
You do not have to be a swimmer to enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy treatment. The hydrotherapy pools used have shallow areas enabling you to exercise well within your depth. Floatation aids are available and are used regularly ensuring you are always kept confident and safe in the water. All exercises are demonstrated by our physiotherapists alongside you in the pool ensuring you are doing the exercises correctly.
The benefits of hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy has many benefits. Our specialist physiotherapists will put in place a specific treatment plan for you depending on your symptoms and goals. Some of the benefits include:
- Increased mobility
- Improved balance
- Improved posture
- Strengthened muscle groups.
- Increased physical fitness.
- Improved joint range of movement.
- Improved co-ordination
- Increased circulation
- Reduced pain and muscle spasm
- Increased functional tolerances.