hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is an evidence-based specialist treatment that utilises the unique properties of water to rehabilitate patients with wide ranging conditions. It is also known as Aquatic Therapy. 

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

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

Hydrotherapy appointments last 30 minutes and are supervised by a qualified chartered physiotherapist. Longer sessions are also available. 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.

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.

uses-of-hydrotherapy-or-aquatic-therapy

Hydrotherapy can be used to treat the following conditions:

  • Orthopaedic conditions
  • Acute or chronic back and neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Patients undergoing oncology management
  • Chronic conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis
  • Neurological conditions
  • Immobility, muscular weakness and reduced balance
  • Before and after surgery

hydrotherapy 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
  • Maintenace of condition through oncology treatment
  • Promotion of functional activities balance
  • Re-education of muscle function
  • Relief of pain and muscle spasm
  • Stimulation of circulation
  • Strengthening of weak muscles
  • Pain management