Here is a list of just some of the benefits of Hydrotherapy:

  • Pain relief
  • Improving and maintaining range of movement around joints
  • Reduces pressure on weight bearing joints whilst exercising
  • Improving and promoting circulation
  • Improve cognition
  • Influencing the production of stress reducing hormones
  • Improving digestion
  • Treatment for acne
  • Treatment for depression
  • Treatment for stomach problems
  • Treatment for stress
  • Relaxation
  • Treatment for back pain
  • Rehabilitation of ┬áneuromuscular system
  • Boosts immune system
  • Encourages detoxification
  • Resistance of the water helps build muscle strength
  • Develop balance and co-ordination
  • Improves cardiovascular function and endurance
  • Sensory integration
  • Environmental and self-awareness
  • Pre and post-natal fitness
  • Reduces muscle tension
  • Overcome fear of water/ increase confidence

Who can benefit from Hydrotherapy?:

  • Arthritis patients
  • MS patients
  • Cerebral Palsy patients
  • Muscular Dystrophy patients
  • Post and pre-surgery patients
  • Sports Injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Neuropathy patients
  • Rheumatism
  • Lumbago Multiple Sclerosis
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Cancer patients
  • Tendonitis
  • COPD
  • Fibromyalgia patients
  • Stroke Patients
  • Varicose veins
  • Diabetes patients
  • People who suffer with migraines
  • Sciatica patients

Physiological effects of hydrotherapy:

  • Hypervolemia which is the term used to describe the shift of blood from the lower extremities to the cardiothoracic (chest) compartment
  • Increase in heart size by 30% in 6 seconds as 700mls of blood shifts
  • Volume receptors in the heart become distended increasing central blood volume
  • Central Venous pressure increases by 3-15mmhg
  • Cardiac output increases by 34% (Hall, 1990)
  • Stroke volume increases by 50% (Weston, 1987)
  • Heart rate remains static or reduces by up to 9 beats per minute
  • Increased collagen extensibility, reduced muscle spasms
  • Drop in Oxygen consumption
  • Relaxation of postural muscles
  • Lengthening of spine by 2-4cms (Kirsch, 1990)