Aquatic Therapy for Children & Adults
Hydrotherapy or Aquatic therapy is physiotherapy utilising the properties of water. This is carried out by a specialist chartered physiotherapist with post graduate training in aquatic therapy. Aquatic Therapy can be beneficial in a variety of musculoskeletal, neurological, and rheumatological conditions. The specific benefits are listed below. In some conditions, aquatic therapy can accelerate the healing process. The buoyancy of the water unloads the weight of the body, reducing stress on joints and allowing freedom of movement. A physiotherapist will be with you at all times in the water. A physiotherapy programme will be established in collaboration with you.
There are many contraindications which include; unstable fractures, severe joint laxity/instability, joint inflammation, and active spinal cord compression/instability, debilitating systemic disease, active gastrointestinal disease, infectious disease and open wounds. A full physiotherapy assessment and details of past medical history will be required prior to commencing with pool sessions.