If you are a Physiocure® patient seeing one of our Physiotherapists for 'dry land' treatment and rehab, you can have the added benefit of booking into one of our hydrotherapy sessions, we are sorry but we can not offer hydro who do not see us for Physio in our clinic. These 30 minute exercise sessions are performed in small groups of 2-4 patients* currently twice a week in the pool at Cookridge Hall and must be booked in advance, £17.50 per person. Individual sessions can be arranged via special arrangement (charged at one-to-one Physio rate). As with all our services, we require 24 hours notice of cancellation, or a full charge for that session is applicable.
Patients must be safe to mobilise around the wet pool area and able to enter and exit the pool via the step ladder. The pathway has non-slip mats laid down to walk on. The Physiotherapist will be with you to help you with your crutches and guide you in the safe method to get in and out of the pool according to your procedure. We see many patients after surgery, especially hip arthroscopy, peri-acetabular osteotomy (PAO) and total hip replacement (THR). It is important that patients have no open wounds or infections, no uncontrolled epilepsy, no uncontrolled diabetes, no recent strokes or heart attacks or any general illness such as vomiting and/or diarrhea.
Exercise in our pool under the supervision of a Chartered Physiotherapist offers many benefits. The buoyancy of the water means that in situations where you have restricted weight bearing through your lower limb exercises can be done that would not be possible on dry land. We can also use the resistance of the water to help exercise muscles, floatation aids to increase buoyancy or create more resistance. It is an ideal environment for gait re-education and balance retraining, and additionally an opportunity to meet other patients who are recovering from injuries or surgery.
Please CLICK HERE for our FREE downloadable hip hydrotherapy guide on this website if you are a hip arthroscopy patient. For PAO and THR patients, please do not follow this guide, some of the exercises are not appropriate, we will individually tailor exercises for you.
(* group sessions may be cancelled if there is not the minimum of 2 patients booked, however, there may be the option of the booking being changed to a one-to-one session)