The term hydrotherapy is derived from the Greek words ‘hydro’ meaning water and ‘therapeia’ meaning healing. Water was also used widely by the Romans for curative purposes, as can be seen at Bath Spa.
Physiotherapists use the heated water during treatment programmes because it produces the following effects:-
- Relieves Pain
- Eases muscle spasm and joint stiffness.
- Induces relaxation
- Buoyancy assists improving function
- Resistance assists in strengthening muscles
- Increases circulation
- Improves morale
Hydrotherapy is ideal for people who have conditions such as:-
- Cerebral Palsy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinsons Disease
- Long-standing hemiplegia
- Spina Bifida
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Following fractures and some operations
Please note – some medical conditions are contra indicated. All pool users are subject to a brief health check.