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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.


Hydrotherapy can be used to treat the following conditions:

  • Chronic conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis
  • Neurological conditions
  • Immobility, muscular weakness and reduced balance
  • Before and after surgery

The Benefits of hydrotherapy for rheumatoid arthritis

Our physiotherapist, Ruth Ashton, discusses how hydrotherapy is a very effective way for people diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. 

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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

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Treatment enquiries: +44 (0) 207 616 7693Consultant appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7693 Prices for self funding patients: +44 (0) 203 219 3315Physiotherapy appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7651X-ray and scan appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7653Invoice and payment enquiries: +44 (0) 207 616 7708

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