Aquatic Rehabilitation Partnership
Aquatic Physiotherapy is the treatment of patients in a warm water (body temperature) pool, providing individually tailored exercise and rehabilitation programs to suit the needs and the aims of the patient.
Exercising in warm water has a number of therapeutic qualities, including:
- Helping the muscles to relax and alleviating spasms
- The weightlessness you experience in water decreases pain and reduces stress on the joints
- The buoyancy produced by the water helps assist (or resist) movement
- General sense of well being
- The warm water causes the blood vessels to open up and improves circulation
Our physiotherapists are specialised in practicing Aquatic physiotherapy and can work with you across both clinics so you can be assured of a professional, and personal service. Your condition will be assessed, and a therapy programme will be designed specifically to meet your needs. The programme will take into account your level of mobility and confidence in the water, allowing you to feel comfortable, even if you are not a swimmer.
Aquatic Physiotherapy can be practiced either independently or in conjunction with land-based treatment.
Many of our clients like to carry out their exercises in between sessions, or continue with their programme after Aquatic Physiotherapy treatment has ceased.
We also run group sessions, so you can carry out your exercises in the presence of a qualified physiotherapist who can offer reassurance and advice. To help the participants in these groups continue with their programmes we use PhysioTools© - a specially designed computer programme to provide you with clear pictures and instructions of your exercises.
Aquatic Physiotherapy is particularly effective for treating:
- Musculoskeletal injury
- Muscle weakness
- Balance disorders
- Soft tissue injuries
- Sports injuries
- Back pain
- Post-operative rehabilitation
- Muscle and joint problems
The pool is accessible to all with shallow steps, hand rails and state of the art hoists.
If you experience any of the conditions mentioned above or think you might benefit from Aquatic Physiotherapy please contact us to arrange an initial assessment.
GPS and Consultants
If you are a Consultant/GP or Physiotherapist interested in referring a patient to us then please fill out the attached referral form and fax or send it to us at the contact provided. If you would like to discuss a patient or the type of work we undertake, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Download your Hydrotherapy referral form here.