Aquatherapy / Hydrotherapy
The Hydrotherapy Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (HACP) definition of hydrotherapy is:
"A therapy programme utilising the properties of water, designed by a suitably qualified physiotherapist specifically for an individual to improve function, carried out by appropriately trained personnel, ideally in a purpose built, and suitably heated hydrotherapy pool. (2005)"
All our physio's who work in the hydro pool are state registered chartered therapists who specialise in paediatrics. Our hydrotherapy service is open to self referrals and referrals from other health professionals.
We have a large range of equipment we make the sessions fun and individual to suit each child's needs and abilities.
We take into account how comfortable the child is in a pool environment and with water in general. Before coming for an appointment we will ask you to fill in some forms and questionnaires just so we can be sure that hydro is the right treatment of choice and safe for your child.
Our chartered physiotherapists have extensive hydrotherapy experience and have worked in a large variety of hydro pools in London, Portsmouth, Southampton, Bournemouth and Poole.
As with all other areas of our profession, we are constantly updating our skills by attending new courses and liaising with physios working in large paediatric departments within the NHS.