Hydrotherapy is proven to be a safe and effective treatment in accelerating the rate of recovery.
What happens if I can't swim?
Do not worry if you cannot swim. A physiotherapist will be with you in the water at all times. The pool is not deep and you can hold onto the hand rails which surround the pool. You will not need to put your head under water.
What should I bring?
A swimming costume and any acute medications. We provide towels and dressing gowns.
How do I get in the pool?
Access to the pool is via steps with hand-rails if you are able. Electronic hoist access is available to those patients who are less mobile.
What are the side-effects?
The warmth of the water and the exercise may make you feel tired afterwards.
What happens if I have a surgical wound?
Waterproof dressings will be applied to prevent contact with recent surgery sites. We have stringent disinfectant measures which ensure clean water. The pool water is tested weekly for micro-organisms by the Health Protection Agency in accordance with their guidelines.
When is hydrotherapy not appropriate?
You will be assessed by a physiotherapist before your first hydrotherapy appointment. Certain conditions may prohibit you from hydrotherapy.
Contact us at the Barnet Clinic or the Chelsea Clinic for more information.
Hydrotherapy in London from Central Health Physiotherapy
Our hydrotherapy pools in London offer an incredibly therapeutic solution to those suffering with a physical impairment. The support and resistance of the water can ultimately enhance exercises and create a safe environment for rehabilitation. Our hydrotherapy pools in London are heated to a very comfortable 36°C and also contain an automated hoist to aid entry and exit.
The Advantages of Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy pools reduce gravity by one seventh when a patient is immersed into the water, and it can facilitate exercise techniques that offer both resistance and support. The temperature in our hydrotherapy pool also prompts muscle relaxation, facilitates stretching and generally helps to reduce pain sensations.
Conditions which would benefit from hydrotherapy include:
- Hip, knee and shoulder pain
- Post surgery
- Hip, knee shoulder replacements
- ACL reconstruction
- Knee and shoulder arthroscopy
- Surgically managed fractures
- Sports injuries - muscular joint injury or fracture
- Lower back, thoracic and neck pain
- Non weight bearing following surgery
- Arthritis (including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis)
Hydrotherapy can aid physiotherapy treatments in London and provide patients with a high quality level of health care. A hydrotherapy pool can ultimately help a person build their confidence and courage, and also relieve muscle pain that affects their life on a daily basis.
Central Health Physiotherapy is dedicated to restoring, maintaining and building patients' health and fitness, which is why we are one of the leading physiotherapy companies in the capital city. Therefore, you can rest assured you will be in safe hands when using our hydrotherapy pools. You can also contact us for more information on occupational therapy, acupuncture and sports massage in London.
'I had a hip replacement and I was very apprehensive when discharged as I felt it would be difficult to cope and recover on my own. Fortunately I had booked into the Springdene Clinic which continued where the hospital had left off, a must for patients that need ongoing care. Most important was the Physio department which also had a Hydrotherapy pool. The unit is staffed by caring and experienced personnel, who not only put you through your paces but are very understanding to your needs. In the time I spent there my confidence grew and my courage was built up to enable me to cope at home on my own at the end of my stay.'