Hydrotherapy is a popular and effective form of exercise therapy conducted in a pool. Water is maintained at 32 degrees to assist with aches, pains and tissue healing. Hydrotherapy can reduce the impact of exercise on bones and joints, which is important in certain conditions. Exercises are tailored towards your recovery goals and supervised to ensure correct technique.
Hydrotherapy can work hand-in-hand with your physiotherapy program.
Benefits of hydrotherapy:
- Pain relief
- Reduction in muscle spasm
- Increased joint range of motion
- Strengthening of weak muscles
- Increased circulation
- Improvement of balance and co-ordination
- Re-education of paralysed muscles.
Hydrotherapy may be useful in the following:
- Arthritis - both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Back pain
- Musculoskeletal conditions - such as frozen shoulder, ankle sprains and groin strains etc
- Following surgery - knee or hip replacement, ACL reconstruction etc
- Neurological conditions including Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy
- Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons Disease etc.