Hydrotherapy could be an integral part of the support which help you to stay healthy and happy if you live with any disability – ranging from physical disability right through to cognitive.

Hydrotherapy involves doing exercises in a swimming pool which are tailored to your individual needs, and tend to be slower and softer than regular swimming.

This is because the pool is heated to a higher temperature and the focus is on building strength and skills, not necessarily stamina or fitness although these can be additional benefits.

Lady performing hydrotherapy exercises

What are the benefits of Hydrotherapy?

  • Improving muscle strength with freedom of movement
  • Building gross motor skills such as strength, balance and coordination
  • Building fine motor skills such as grip, hand and finger strength
  • Improving range of motion in joints
  • Increasing aerobic capacity
  • Exercising with reduced pain and movement restrictions
  • Working on communication skills including following instructions and expressing emotions
  • Improving posture
  • Improving confidence

Child performing hydrotherapy exercises

At Activate Physiotherapy hydrotherapy is provided by a physiotherapist or exercise physiologist and depending on your needs you may have individual or group sessions.

It is suitable for children of a young age right through to older adults as all exercises are fitted to the individual.

To see if hydrotherapy at Activate Physiotherapy could be of benefit to you or someone you know, we’d love to hear from you. 

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