Movement in a heated pool can be an excellent way to manage many musculoskeletal problems.
The water supports the body and reduces the load on the joints and muscles.
The warmth of the water relaxes muscles and increases circulation, all of which makes exercise easier, more enjoyable and less painful.
Most conditions will benefit. For pre and post-surgical rehabilitation, exercise in the heated pool is ideal. Following a work or motor vehicle accident, or in the case of chronic pain a carefully graded aquatic exercise programme will often prove more manageable than a land based one.
Our patients are treated on a one-to-one basis by our Physiotherapist in an easily accessible hydrotherapy pool within Northmead Sports Centre, Northmead.