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Why you might need Hydrotherapy

Updated: Aug 21, 2023

Hydrotherapy is a therapy programme utilising the properties of water for an individual to maximise function which can be physical, physiological or psychological.


Having supported recovery of so many patients, hydrotherapy utilises the unique properties of water to aide rehabilitation particularly when exercising on land proves difficult.


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Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy For Musculoskeletal Conditions

Hydrotherapy can help speed up recovery from sport injuries, or other joint problems, joint and muscle pain. This is due to the protective nature of the water allowing exercise either with assistance from the water, or with mild resistance whilst the affected area is supported by the water.


Hydrotherapy Post-Surgery

Hydrotherapy can assist in a much quicker recovery following joint, back, abdominal or lower limb injury or post-surgery. This is due to the water allowing functional exercise to occur within given post-operative weight restrictions, and increases some internal physiological processes with also reducing excess fluid and swelling.


Hydrotherapy For Frequent Fallers

The fear of falling is eliminated as the water surrounds and protects the body. This assists with retraining the individuals balance reactions and responses, without the need to rely upon a walking aid or furniture




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