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Paediatric Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is a treatment technique using a programme of exercises and movements in water. It has many benefits for the whole body including reducing stiffness, strengthening muscles, improving joint range of movement and helping to reduce pain. Besides being fun, the buoyancy of the water reduces pressure on load bearing joints and the warmth allows more effective stretching of muscles.

The therapeutic effects of immersion in a hydrotherapy pool include:

  • Normalisation of abnormal postural tone
  • Relief of pain
  • Relief of muscle spasm
  • Improve and maintain joint range of motion
  • Improve and maintain muscle strength
  • Improve balance and co-ordination
  • Strengthen core stability and posture
  • Reduce pressure on load bearing joints therefore facilitating early rehabilitation of post-operative and traumatic Orthopaedic, Neurological patients.

Many paediatric conditions benefit from hydrotherapy including Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Delay, Trauma and Sports injuries, Arthritis, Pre and Post-operative rehabilitation.

Following an assessment with a Chartered Paediatric Physiotherapist specific exercise programmes are tailor made for each individual child.

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