What is aquatic therapy?
Aquatic therapy, or hydrotherapy as it's also known, involves special exercises that you do in a warm-water pool. The water temperature is usually 33–36ºC, which is warmer than a typical swimming pool.
You don't need to be able to swim to benefit from aquatic therapy, a physiotherapist, or sometimes a physiotherapy assistant with special training, will take you through a series of exercises that are suited to your needs, strength and mobility. Usually the focus is on slow, controlled movements and relaxation.
Hydrotherapy is used to treat people with many neurological conditions, in combination with other rehabilitative techniques. Often, neurological patients are able to perform activities in the pool that they are unable to perform on dry land.
Healthy Future has many patients with neurological conditions that regularly enjoy hydrotherapy sessions.
Conditions that may benefit from hydrotherapy
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Cerebro-Vascular Accident (CVA – commonly known as a stroke)
- Muscular dystrophy
- Parkinson’s disease
- Traumatic brain injury
- Guillain-Barré syndrome
- Pain management
- Recovering from workouts
- Increase rom
Hydrotherapy at helthy future provides a highly specialised one-to-one rehabilitation physiotherapy programme. With no waiting lists and flexible appointment times, we can fit into any lifestyle. Our team of experienced neurological physiotherapists are able to produce a thorough week-by-week programme, focused on achieving personal goals.
The hydrotherapy facility we use is fully equipped to ensure safety and access despite physical capabilities.