Hydrotherapy is a type of physiotherapy carried out in water. Hydrotherapy differs from swimming because it involves special exercises in a warm pool: the water temperature is usually 33–36ºC, which is warmer than a typical swimming pool. It is especially beneficial to help with early rehabilitation from acute lower limb injuries and fractures, as movements and activities that aren't possible on dry land can be performed in the water.

The properties of the water temperature, pressure and buoyancy can help reduce weight-bearing stresses and reduce pain. Dynamic exercises within the water will begin to restore muscle strength, balance and co-ordination.

Referral to hydrotherapy is by a Physiotherapist following an individual assessment.

 How can you contact the department?

The Department is open between 7.45am - 4.45pm, Monday to Fri  day, and can be contacted using the following:

T: 020 8333 3148
F: 020 8333 3089
E: LH.Physio-info@nhs.net

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