Hydrotherapy (Aquatic Therapy)


Hydrotherapy is available at our Rehabilitation Centre in Moulton, Northampton.

Hydrotherapy Physiotherapy (also known as Aquatic Therapy) is exercises in warm water. The unique properties of warm water can improve movement of stiff or swollen joints, provide relaxation, strengthen weak muscles and alleviate aches and pains. Water boasts unique properties which aide both therapy and fitness and is particularly beneficial for those who cannot comfortably rehabilitate or work out on land, as is often the case with Neurological Conditions.

A client may continue with land-based Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy in conjunction with one another, alternatively they may use Hydrotherapy to assist with specific movement patterns, reduce spasticity and ease pain prior to progressing to land-based therapy. The ability to swim is not necessary for Hydrotherapy. Your head does not need to go under water. You can even remain seated on a chair in the water.

Hydrotherapy Initial Assessment

All clients wishing to take part in Hydrotherapy (Aquatic Therapy) need to have an Initial Assessment which takes place on land, out of the pool. The Assessment is carried out by our Neurological Physiotherapists who are trained Hydrotherapists. The Initial Assessment will establish your goals, physical ability and function, treatment plan, changing, access to the pool and health and safety precautions for Hydrotherapy. The assessment will give you the opportunity to take a look at the pool and ask any questions you may have.

I took my mum (spinal cord injury at C4 incomplete - tetraplegic) to use the hydro pool with physio Michelle. What an absolutely amazing session, Michelle's knowledge of SCI was refreshing and both mum and I felt totally at ease with her. Mum had her injury last year, and to be able to get her in a pool and stimulate walking for the first time what an absolute miracle! Thank you so much x
Lucy Frost, Daughter of PhysioFunction Client

"It was excellent that our Rotary District Governor was able to go along to Northampton and see the Hydrotherapy Programme first hand, and she spoke to me about this in glowing terms at the recent District Foundation Lunch we both attended. I shall be at our Rotary District Assembly this Saturday and will join the Foundation stream (which is where I originally hatched the plot a couple of years ago for our matching grant).I shall again be seizing on opportunities to promote a wider possible vision of Rotary and PoPSyCLE working together to address the needs of Polio Survivors, potentially UK and even worldwide when the timing is right."

Thanks Kirsten Good for all your help and assistance which we all appreciate, particularly when we receive both the recognition for the work you are carrying out and hopefully additional funding to support the programme into the future. Kind regards and thanks Mike Jackson - Post Polio Group

To find out more about our Hydrotherapy (Aquatic Therapy) service, please click contact PhysioFunction or call 0800 043 0327