What is Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is the application of physiotherapy techniques in water and can be a useful adjunct to rehabilitation. Water-based exercise can be beneficial if you’re recovering from a sports injury, orthopaedic surgery or trauma. Patients/clients with long-term conditions or chronic illnesses may also benefit from hydrotherapy.

Prior to treatment, patients/clients will have a comprehensive assessment to establish their strengths, weaknesses and the goals of their treatment. Assessments are performed by qualified physiotherapists

Hydrotherapy is often possible even if you have chronic pain or reduced mobility that limits you from exercising on land. The warm water of the therapy pool helps to soothe and relax your muscles and joints, while providing low-impact resistance to help you build or regain strength.

hydrotherapy is commonly used to support patients/clients recovering from conditions including joint replacements, fractures, arthritis, back pain and stroke.

The goals of this therapy are muscle relaxation, improving joint motion and reducing pain. This therapy has been used for thousands of years.

Physiotherapists are often involved in hydrotherapy in a rehabilitation setting. Client satisfaction and adherence to this form of exercise are often high. The therapeutic effects are often enhanced by the social setting of the sessions.

Treatment can lead to many benefits such as:

  • Reduced pain
  • Faster recovery from surgery
  • Re-education and encouragement of normal movement
  • Allows standing in those who are unable to weight-bear out of the water – the buoyancy effect of water
  • Improved walking technique
  • Improved aerobic fitness levels
  • Improved balance and coordination
  • Increased strength of weak muscles
  • Increased range of movement of your joints
  • Improved independence and function
  • Improved circulation
  • Mobilising and lengthening your muscles
  • Improve self-confidence
  • Reduce the fear of falling
  • A relaxing and calming experience

Serious Contraindications Absolute Contraindications
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • cardiopulmonary disease
  • Diabetic
  • Balance disorder
  • History of CVA, Epilepsy
  • Incontinence
  • Labyrinthitis
  • a cold
  • Influenza
  • Fever
  • skin conditions
  • Chemical allergies (Chlorine)
  • Contagious diseases
  • Hepatitis
  • Tracheotomy
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Serious Epilepsy
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Open Wounds
  • Recently Surgery
  • Hydrophobia

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