(To be conducted in our heated hydrotherapy pool)
Hydrotherapy is special exercises which are performed in warm water, at 34° C. It is enjoyable and especially helps people with arthritis because the joints can exercise while the weight of the limbs are supported by water. You will need to bring swimming costume or shorts and T-shirt, plus your own towel and poolside shoes.
You do not have to worry if you are unable to swim. The pool is shallow so you can exercise well within your depth. To get into the pool there are a few steps and a side rail you can hold onto. If your unable to manage steps there is a mechanical hoist that will lower you gently into the water.
There is always an assistant by the side of the pool. We recommend you drink 1 cup of water on completion of the class. On your initial appointment you will be seen by a physiotherapist who will ask you questions about your health and asses your problems. The initial assessment takes 45-60 mins