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Hydrotherapy or aquatic therapy is a method of treating a wide range of conditions through aquatic exercise in the warm and therapeutic environment a hydrotherapy pool provides. Hydrotherapy originates from the Greek word 'water healing' and encourages healing in a multitude of ways through the combination of warmth, water pressure and buoyancy.

How Does Hydrotherapy Work?

The warmth of the water causes muscle relaxation, promotes tissue healing through increased blood flow and therefore helps to reduce stiffness, swelling and pain. The weight and buoyancy of the water enhances treatment by aiding balance, providing resistance for strengthening and also supporting the weight of the body to enhance ease of joint movement. These wide-reaching benefits mean that hydrotherapy treatment is suitable for conditions ranging from stroke and head injury right through to fracture rehabilitation or chronic pain.

Who Is Hydrotherapy Suitable For?

Hydrotherapy is suitable for a wide range of people. Hydrotherapy is an extremely versatile and diverse treatment and as such can be tailored to your needs by our specialist physiotherapists whatever your personal goals and abilities.

Conditions which may benefit from hydrotherapy include:
  • Fractures
  • Sports injuries
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Guillain-Barr' syndrome
  • Myalgic Encephalopathy
  • Dyspraxia
  • Back pain and neck pain
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Spinal injury
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Motor neurone disease
  • Post-surgery
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Balance problems
  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Developmental delay
  • Fibromyalgia

Benefits of Hydrotherapy

The benefits of treatment in a hydrotherapy pool include:
  • Pain relief
  • Reduced swelling
  • Reduction of high muscle tone
  • Increased cardiovascular fitness'
  • Maintenance, restoration and strengthening of muscles
  • Relief from muscle spasm
  • Improved circulation
  • Increased coordination and balance
  • Improvement of joint range of movement
  • Increased confidence through freedom of movement

Hydrotherapy can also be beneficial for increasing your overall well-being through its therapeutic relaxation effect.

Contact Us

All hydrotherapy treatments are carried out by our expert physiotherapists at our pool which benefits from wheelchair access, hoists and fully equipped changing facilities.

To make an appointment with one of our specialist physiotherapists then either email us at or call us on 0151 558 0077.

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