2020 Hydrotherapy

Have You Considered Hydrotherapy As A Treatment Option For Your Chronic Pain?

Hydrotherapy can be highly beneficial in treating many different types of soft tissue and bone injuries, as well as neuromuscular conditions, such as muscular dystrophy.

Hydrotherapy (sometimes called aquatic therapy) uses the principles of water to assist exercise and to alter exercise intensity. The water's buoyancy creates a weightless environment, allowing for a greater resistance of exercise than is achievable out of water. In addition, the increased temperature and hydrostatic pressure of water promote improved circulation, flexibility and decreased swelling.

Due to the buoyancy of the water, hydrotherapy allows many people to exercise, where they wouldn’t be able to out of water. This is because many movements are significantly easier to perform in water, than they would be out of water. The increased buoyancy delivers decreased gravitational force. This results in reduced stress on weight bearing joints, such as the knees and hips. As a result of these factors, Hydrotherapy is seen as the the most ideal form of treatment for those suffering from chronic pain and/or neuromuscular conditions.

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Our hydrotherapy pool is heated to approximately 33 degrees Celsius. This enables patients to fully relax (in contrast to tensing up in cold water) promoting pain relief and encouraging circulation. The warmth of the water is crucial for improving muscle elasticity, via increasing muscle temperature. This enables muscles to be more easily stretched through exercises.


Benefits Of Hydrotherapy

  • Pain relief
  • Reduction in muscle spasms
  • An increased range of motion in joints
  • Strengthening of weak muscles
  • Increased circulation
  • Improvement of balance and coordination
  • Re-education of paralysed muscles

Conditions Treated By Hydrotherapy

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neurological conditions including Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-stroke or head injuries
  • And more!
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