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What is Aquatic Physiotherapy/Hydrotherapy?

Aquatic Physiotherapy or Hydrotherapy is a form of physiotherapy that is designed for and based in water. A programme of treatment is designed using the properties of water such as buoyancy and resitance allowing for a unique and personalised treatment approach. This is carried out in a hydrotherapy pool, which is an accessible pool where the water temperature is between 34-35°C.

What does it involve?

A range of equipment is used during treatment sessions including floats and paddles, allowing a tailored treatment approach.  

No previous swimming experience is required to access the hydrotherapy pool.

Our programmes follow 2 formats:

  • A trained physiotherapist will offer 1:1 sessions lasting either 30 minutes or 45 minutes           
  • Supervised group sessions: individuals can access the pool at set times for 30 minutes to complete their own exercise programme.  A physiotherapist will be in the pool to support and offer exercise progression where necessary 


The 8m x 11m variable depth pool is located within Winchester Leisure Park. The shallow end is 1.05m with a gradient of 1:23 over 7m to a depth of 1.35m. The deeper end extends from 1.35m depth to a maximum of 1.65m in a gradient of 1:12. The pool access can be via steps with a handrail into the shallow end, a fixed manual hoist with a chair and plinth attachments, or an overhead tracking hoist system from both accessible changing rooms. In addition, there are two wall ladder entry/exit points in the deep end. The Pool has two accessible changing rooms with changing plinth, height adjustable toilet and sink plus a ceiling track hoist.  There are male and female changing rooms with an accessible shower and seat. 


Aquatic Physiotherapy/Hydrotherapy can help people with:

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Cauda Equina
  • TBI (traumatic brain injury)
  • ABI (acquired brain injury)
  • Parkinson's 
  • Stroke 
  • Cerebral Palsy (children and adults)
  • Strength and conditioning rehab needs, in readiness for gym work

Aquatic Physiotherapy/Hydrotherapy can benefit you in a number of different ways. The warmth of the water eases the pain in your joints and allows your muscles to relax, both of which help you to exercise. The water supports your weight, which also helps to relieve pain and increases the range of movement of your joints. 

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Telephone: 01730 890 072

01962 779 796


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