What is Hydrotherapy?

 Physiotherapy techniques are used in warm water to ease joint stiffness, relax soft tissues & increase joint range of motion. It can also be used to strengthen weak muscles & for gait re-education. Hydrotherapy can be performed in a purpose built pool, water treadmill, spa or it can also relate to the use of water as a hot / cold or ice therapy. Hydrotherapy is an excellent treatment for animal & human patients.

Benefits of Hydrotherapy 

  • Pain relief
  • Improved mobility
  • Muscular strengthening - especially core stability
  • Gait & movement re-education
  • Increased range of movement at joints
  • Relaxation
  • Develop balance, co-ordination & proprioception
  • Pre & post surgery