Hydrotherapy is an established evidence-based rehabilitation method. It facilitates achievement of normal movement patterns before they may be manageable on land. When immersed to chest level, body weight reduces by up to 80%, supporting reintroduction of weight bearing and pain free exercise.
Hydrotherapy is a form of rehabilitation that involves exercises and movements performed in a warm-water pool. It can be extremely useful in helping to reduce pain, increasing mobility, and improving overall physical function.
The buoyancy of water allows the body to move with less stress on the joints, making exercises easier to perform. The resistance of water also provides a natural and gentle way to strengthen muscles. Hydrotherapy exercises can be tailored to individual needs and abilities, making it a safe and effective form of rehabilitation.
In addition to physical benefits, hydrotherapy can also have psychological benefits. The warm water can help to relax the body and mind, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve overall mental well-being.
Overall, hydrotherapy provides a unique and effective way to support your treatment and rehabilitation. It offers a safe and comfortable environment to improve your physical and mental health.
Hydrotherapy can help a range of conditions eg. following orthopaedic surgery, rehabilitation from musculoskeletal injuries, back pain, multiple joint pain, chronic pain and arthritic conditions. Once familiar with the pool-based exercises, these can be performed independently in a local pool to complement therapy sessions.
Following a 1:1 assessment your physiotherapist can make a referral to hydrotherapy. This ensures your suitability and safety for pool sessions and provides you with key home exercises which form part of your rehabilitation programme.
Sessions are 30 minutes and currently take place in the warm water pool in Bevendean - 9.3 The Hyde, Brighton BN2 4JE.
Shower and changing facilities are available on site. Please bring a swimming costume and towel.
This is provided as general information only and is not intended to be relied upon as medical advice.