• Multiple Sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Parkinson's
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Other Neurological Conditions
Elliot is floating on his back in the hydrotherapy pool whilst supported by a floatation device and physio Bex

What is Hydrotherapy?

Elliot is in the hydrotherapy pool wearing googles whilst supported by a floatation noodle and Physiotherapist Bex

Hydrotherapy is a form of physiotherapy or rehabilitation that takes place in a hydrotherapy pool. It involves the use of warm water, approximately 34-35.5 degrees, to facilitate exercises and movements that may be challenging or painful on land. This type of therapy is particularly useful for individuals with musculoskeletal conditions, neurological disorders, or those recovering from injuries or surgeries.

At Vim Health we have physiotherapists who are trained and registered with the Aquatic Therapy Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. Our  goal is to use the benefits of water to enhance your rehabilitation session and  improve functional outcomes, delivering you the best possible overall experience.

Physio Bex supports Elliot by his neck and shoulders whilst he floats on his back in the hydro pool

What are the key benefits of Hydrotherapy?

  1. Buoyancy: The buoyancy of water helps support the body, reducing the impact on joints and making movements easier. This is especially beneficial for individuals with conditions such as arthritis or joint pain.
  2. Resistance: Water provides resistance to movement, which can enhance muscle strength and improve cardiovascular fitness. The resistance in water is gentle, making it suitable for people with various fitness levels and physical abilities.
  3. Temperature Control: Hydrotherapy pools are often heated, promoting muscle relaxation and increasing blood flow. Warm water can also help soothe pain and stiffness associated with certain conditions.
  4. Hydrostatic Pressure: The pressure exerted by water can have a therapeutic effect on circulation and can reduce swelling in limbs. This is particularly beneficial for individuals with conditions like lymphedema.
  5. Controlled Environment: The aquatic environment allows for controlled and individualised exercises, making it easier for therapists to tailor treatment plans to the specific needs of each person.

Hydrotherapy is commonly used for a range of conditions, including:

  • Orthopedic Conditions: Such as fractures, joint replacements, and musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Neurological Conditions: Including stroke, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injuries.
  • Chronic Pain Syndromes: Like fibromyalgia and arthritis.
  • Rehabilitation after Surgery: Especially for conditions involving the joints or the spine.


Ready to start your journey?

If you are ready to get in touch and start your health journey, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Initial chats are free of charge and are a great opportunity for you to ask any questions about our services. 

Ryan is knelt on one knee whilst raising a kettle bell with his right arm above his head. physio sophie is knelt beside him
Ryan is knelt on one knee whilst raising a kettle bell with his right arm above his head. physio sophie is knelt beside him

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