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Aquatic therapy (hydrotherapy)

What we do

Aquatic therapy (hydrotherapy) is exercise in a heated pool (32–36°C). People frequently find it easier to move in the water and it can offer relief from their symptoms. Patients that are restricted by pain on land can often start some exercises in water without pain, partly due to reduced muscle spasm in the water. The buoyancy of the water can assist with movement as well as helping to strengthen muscles.

Hydrotherapy is often used to help patients achieve their goals more quickly and can also give some people a sense of independence, where they might rely on walking aids on land, they can move without these in the water, and improve their general feeling of well-being.

Aquatic therapy as it is not appropriate for everyone, so we assess all patients before they can be referred for exercise in the pool. 

Our team

Our joint team leaders are Trak Lowry and Keith Heywood


Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

We are located on the Ground Floor, Lift Bank C.

T: 020 3315 5141

Contact Information

Therapy Department

Ground Floor, Lift C

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
369 Fulham Road
SW10 9NH

T: 020 3315 5141


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