Hydrotherapy offers a range of benefits for many conditions treated here at Harbouside Physiotherapy.

Hydrotherapy  has been utilised for  years as a treatment technique for pain, inflammation, weakness and stress.

Buoyancy reduces the effective body weight; for people who are in too much pain to walk, or have difficulties maintaining balance, hydrotherapy allows them to simulate land activities in a safe and supportive environment. Water also offers excellent resistance and thus strength training. 

 Hydrotherapy may be used to achieve the following:

  • Increased strength and flexibility 
  • Reduction of high tone & spasticity
  • Reduction of pain and/or hypersensitivity
  • Improved balance
  • Improved circulation & cardiac function
  • Improved co-ordination

Some conditions that we recommend Hydrotherapy include

  • Arthritic and Rheumatological conditions including Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Neurological conditions for example MS, Parkinsons, Stroke, Acquired Brain Injury
  • Osteoporosis
  • Weight Loss, in initiating an exercise programme without harming joints in a less stress medium for joints


If you are unsure as to whether you might benefit from hydrotherapy and would like some more information, don’t hesitate to call