Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is provided by Chartered Physiotherapists in our purpose built, temperature-controlled pool

Hydrotherapy can be provided as part of your physiotherapy treatment. Our hydrotherapy pool is purpose built, and constantly kept at a temperature of 33-35ºC.

It is a superb environment for promoting muscle relaxation, increased freedom of movement and pain relief. Buoyancy is used to assist or resist movement, as well as to minimise the effects of gravity.


Hydrotherapy can benefit patients who suffer from acute and chronic conditions such as:
  • Stroke
  • Recent orthopaedic injury or surgery
  • Osteo-arthritis
  • Road traffic accident rehabilitation
  • Rheumatoid diseases
  • Neurological conditions - Parkinson's and MS - see below
  • Spinal problems
  • Post operative rehabilitation
  • Sports injuries
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - see leaflet attached here
    Also read about a recent study looking at the benefits of hydrotherapy for those with MS.

Your initial appointment will be a land-based assessment where the appropriate course of treatment will be planned and agreed with you. In some situations the physiotherapist may recommend that after your course of hydrotherapy you join one of our remedial sessions to practice the exercises, either by yourself or in a group. 

AquaKalm
AquaKalm is a very gentle relaxation session in the warm water of the hydrotherapy pool, which has been developed at Burrswood and is led by the physiotherapy team. This therapy is similar to Water Shiatsu – a profoundly relaxing treatment combining gentle stretches while being floated in our hydrotherapy pool where the water is 33 degrees. This is the perfect environment to achieve deep physical and mental relaxation with a wide range of benefits for body, mind and spirit.  Read more about AquaKalm.

"I just wanted to thank you so much for the AquaKalm sessions, especially for fitting in a third one. The sessions have been deeply helpful. It is a lovely gift you have been given, and I pray the Lord blesses and grows it."

"Thank you for your hard work and support.  I found AquaKalm incredibly amazing. My whole system seemed to slow right down which was exactly what I needed! You put me at such ease and made me feel so safe. Thank you so much."

AquaKalm is also offered as a treatment for pregnant women:

Neurological service:
We are also able to offer group work, either in our hydrotherapy pool or on land, led by a physiotherapist, for people with Parkinson’s disease and Multiple sclerosis.  These sessions are fun and very beneficial for maximizing independence.
Alternatively we offer  1:1 sessions with a physiotherapist for people with progressive neurological disorders.  This includes full assessment and an individual treatment plan. BBC South East reported on the MS group therapy recently - click here to see the report.
These sessions can either be in the pool or land based.

Charges:

One to one or one to two £45.00 (30 minute session)
Remedial - time for you to carry out your individual exercise programme at a time that suits you or in a group session*. In order to ensure your safety you will need to undertake a minimum of one land session and one hydro session with our physiotherapists so that we can ensure that the work that you do in the pool is the right treatment for you and your condition.
*this group is not led by a therapist but there is poolside assistance for your safety and support

Group - Find out times here

£9.00 (per session)

Join a group for £9 a session - pay in advance (£36 or £45 depending if 4 or 5 weeks in the month) 

Ad hoc

£13.00 (per session)

Book half an hour in the pool to exercise independently at £13 per session or prepay for a block of 4 sessions at £36 (valid for one month).

Hydrotherapy offer 

Appointment times:
Appointments are available Monday to Friday – times vary by day so please contact us for more information.

For further information or to make an appointment at Burrswood, please contact us on 01892 865989 or email outpatients@burrswood.org.uk


 Our patients are either self financing or covered by various insurers and we have a partnership agreement with BUPA, and are recognised by AXA PPP, for the provision of hydrotherapy. 

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