Our physiotherapists at Novita Health may recommend hydrotherapy as a good therapy for you when you have particular issues with pain, arthritis, flexibility, or maintaining general fitness and balance. In these situations , hydrotherapy can be an effective treatment because you have buoyancy in water which supports your body weight.
As a result, you can do exercises in water that are impossible or painful to do on land, and because our hydrotherapy pool is heated, you can exercise in a comfortable and soothing environment.
This pool work is an excellent tool for treating you before or after knee surgery and hip replacements, as well as treatment for joint pain, arthritis, and sports injuries. You can undertake hydrotherapy with one of our physiotherapists, or as part of a class. Click here for hydrotherapy class times.
While Hydrotherapy is a popular choice for people undergoing joint replacements, clients who suffer from back pain can also benefit from it.
For some clients, land-based exercise may not be ideal as you will find that your back and legs need to support your weight, and when you already suffer pain, loading your body with stretches or exercises can be counterproductive.
In the pool, you have the support of the water which will take a significant load off your body, which gives you more freedom to exercise without any weight bearing. Working with our physios in the pool can increase your fitness and aerobic ability in a safe way, progressing at a pace you are comfortable with.
The extra support that the water provides also means you can work on improving your balance and coordination without the risk of falls and injury that you may face on land.
Our qualified and experienced physiotherapists have a broad range of expertise in the management of a number of conditions through the use of the evidence-based treatment modality of Hydrotherapy or Aquatic Physiotherapy, including –
The benefits of hydrotherapy include –