Hydrotherapy is a type of physical therapy which is performed in a heated pool to create a therapeutic environment.
Hydrotherapy is a type of physical therapy which is performed in a heated pool to create a therapeutic environment. Gravity is reduced when you are immersed in water and the buoyancy of the water allows for the ability to move more freely. The water can be used both to support and resist movement, thereby enhancing exercises in a safe and fun environment. The pool is heated to a comfortable 34 degrees celsius, which aids pain relief and muscle relaxation.
Hydrotherapy can assist in a number of conditions including sports injuries, back pain, arthritis, rheumatism, muscular pain, joint aches, sciatica, post-surgery (hip/knee replacement, ACL reconstruction, fracture repairs, orthopaedic surgery, non-weight bearing mobility) and with general decreased strength/mobility/balance/function.
A physiotherapist will assess your suitability for hydrotherapy on land and will devise a bespoke exercise program for you in the pool. Sessions last 30 minutes. There is maximum of 3 patients per session, which allows the hydrotherapist sufficient time to closely monitor your progress.
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