Hydrotherapy uses the therapeutic effects of warm water to help a variety of different problems. The warm water provides increased buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure, warmth and resistance which can be utilised by your physiotherapist to help with your recovery.

At Leeds Physiotherapy our teams of specialist neurological and musculoskeletal physiotherapists are able to offer hydrotherapy for a range of conditions. The calming therapeutic atmosphere of the swimming pool allows you to progress further than you would on land in shorter space of time. Some of the more common areas we treat with hydrotherapy at Leeds Physiotherapy include:

Hydrotherapy following surgery

Hydrotherapy can be used to effectively speed up recovery following surgery. The water can be used to allow people to complete movements they would be otherwise unable to complete on dry land. This can reduce down time following surgery and get you back to your normal activities as soon as possible. Some of the more common types of surgery where hydrotherapy may be used are:

Hydrotherapy for neurological conditions

Leeds Physiotherapy’s specialist neurological physiotherapists provide an effective hydrotherapy service for a range of patients. Hydrotherapy can be used to help control many of the common symptoms caused by neurological conditions. The warm water can help reduce tone, increase range of movement and help stimulate sensation. We regularly treat people using hydrotherapy with the following conditions:

Hydrotherapy for paediatric conditons

Hydrotherapy is a great way to get children of all ages and abilities engaged with their treatments in a fun, safe and stimulating environment. Leeds Physiotherapy’s paediatric physiotherapists are able to provide effective treatment within the pool. There is no need to be able to swim and all sessions are on a one to one basis. Some common conditions which can benefit from hydrotherapy include:

Hydrotherapy for chronic pain

Chronic pain can be seriously debilitating and reduce ability to complete normal activities. Hydrotherapy aims to help through increasing range of movement, dampening pain signals and increasing joint fluidity. Some common chronic pain conditions we treat in the hydrotherapy pool at Leeds Physiotherapy include:

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