Hydrotherapy is an effective method of treating physiological disorders and their symptoms, stimulating blood circulation, building strength, and relieving pain. In hydrotherapy, a physiotherapist uses a patient’s natural buoyancy to assist in improving their mobility and progressing their weight-bearing abilities.
Who can benefit from hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy can be used effectively to help a wide range of patients. It is especially suited to individuals recovering from fractures or injuries, and those with arthritis or osteoporosis, as hydrotherapy is a safe and supportive form of physical exercise. Your physiotherapist or GP will be able to assess your condition and advise on whether hydrotherapy will be beneficial for your recovery. Hydrotherapy has been found to help:
- Elite athletes in their rehabilitation and performance improvement
- Patients with arthritis or osteoporosis
- Recovery from injury
- Muscle pain and inflammation
How to find out more about Hydrotherapy
At your initial physiotherapy appointment, our physiotherapists can assess and determine your need for hydrotherapy as a part of your detailed and customised recovery plan.