Hydrotherapy sometimes referred to as Aquatic Physiotherapy is physiotherapy practised in warm water. The properties (buoyancy) of water mean that you can be de-weighted in the water providing an opportunity to move in ways not always possible on land. The water is typically 34ºC, allowing muscles to relax so that spasms or spasticity is reduced. It can also be helpful in easing the pain. Although it may seem relaxing you can receive a really good work out in the water and help mobilise stiff joints and strengthen weak muscles.
Hydrotherapy/Aquatic Physiotherapy can accelerate healing in neurological conditions and can provide a general sense of well-being. Hydrotherapy/Aquatic Physiotherapy is practised by a Chartered Physiotherapist who will be with you in the water at all times.
Water-based exercise is not right for everyone therefore before entering the pool everyone must undergo a dry-land assessment to assess suitability and identify the goals of the treatment.
MOTIONrehab has access to a number of pools across the region, however, the time and day of the week may be limited. Please contact the office to see what is available in your area.
For more information about Hydrotherapy or how MOTIONrehab can help you, please call the MOTIONrehab Customer Services Team on 0800 8600 138 or email [email protected]