Hydrotherapy is the use of water to assist in the rehabilitation of people with movement disorders.

Immersion in water can assist with strengthening, balance, gait re-education. It can also be used to help with relaxation!

At Bristol neurophysio, we have extensive experience of working with people with neurological conditions in hydrotherapy pools.

We have extensive knowledge of the pools in Bristol and the surrounding area that are suitable for water-based activities, with consideration of various access requirements. Depending on your individual needs it may be best to work with you in a specialist hydrotherapy pool; or often it may be possible to implement water-based exercise and therapy at your local public swimming pool.

Some kind words

Our daughter’s renal failure means that she is delayed with standing and walking at 2 and half years of age. We first started seeing Jules a few months back for an intense block of physiotherapy to build the strength and skills needed for her to eventually stand and walk.  It was really important that the physiotherapist specialised in paediatrics and could work alongside the NHS physiotherapists we also see. Jules immediately put us at ease with her friendly and professional approach and has built a good, trusting relationship with our daughter.  She uses play as a way to get our daughter to engage with the therapy.  Our daughter has really enjoyed all her physio sessions to date and we have seen a notable improvement in her movement.  She has begun to pull herself up and can climb up small steps as well as shuffle down stairs in a controlled manner!

Ms S, Bristol