Hydrotherapy is exercise in water. Due to the unique properties of water, this is different from dry land exercise in several ways:
What can you expect?
Prior to commencing treatment your suitability for hydrotherapy will be assessed in the rooms at WHSSPC.
Note: swimming ability is not necessary
Your therapist will be in the water with you for the duration of the session and will ensure your comfort and safety on entering and leaving the pool.
Sessions and exercise programs will vary according to your needs. You will usually be in the water for at least 30mins on your first visit. As you progress, session times increase to 45mins maximum. Once your program has been set, you will be closely supervised and monitored initially but you will be encouraged to continue your program at a local pool between sessions and upon discharge.