Aquatic therapy is an evidence-based specialist treatment that utilises the unique properties of water to rehabilitate patients with wide ranging conditions.

Before starting aquatic therapy, you will have a comprehensive assessment to assess your needs and goals.

The physiotherapist in Aquatic Therapy will then formulate an individualised exercise programme specific to you.

Aquatic therapy appointments last 30 minutes and are supervised by a qualified chartered physiotherapist. Changing and showering facilities are available onsite.

hydrotherapy at the London Clinic

Located in a comfortable light and airy environment, The London Clinic has one of the UK’s best located hydrotherapy pools.

Aquatic therapy, also known as hydrotherapy, involves the use of water to rehabilitate a wide range of conditions. The properties of the water temperature, pressure and buoyancy can help improve circulation, reduce weight-bearing stresses and reduce pain.

Aquatic therapy can be used to treat the following conditions:

  • Orthopaedic conditions
  • Acute or chronic back and neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Chronic conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis
  • Neurological conditions
  •  Immobility, muscular weakness and reduced balance

Aquatic therapy can be used effectively for:

  • Development of self-confidence
  • Early rehabilitation of surgical and nonweight bearing patients
  • Facilitation of balance, coordination and posture
  • Improvement of exercise tolerance 
  • Maintenance or improvement of joint range of movement
  • Promotion of functional activities balance
  • Re-education of muscle function
  • Relief of pain and muscle spasm
  • Stimulation of circulation
  • Strengthening of weak muscles

What you need to bring

  • Swimming costume
  • Hair band for long hair
  • Swimming cap

Swimming costumes and shorts can be purchased at your appointment. We request that you shower before entering and leaving the pool and avoid using moisturising creams or perfumes prior to your session.


For more information about private physiotherapy at The London Clinic or to request an appointment:

Our opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8am - 8pm. 

Patients can be referred by their consultant, specialist, GP or on a self-referral basis.