Aquatherapy involves the use of the unique properties of water in a therapeutic environment to facilitate movement and enhance recovery. These properties of water allow therapists and clients to manipulate the water to either assist or resist movement force, depending on the client’s condition and therapeutic goals.
- Exercise and rehabilitation pre- and post-surgery and joint replacements
- Management of acute and chronic pain
- Improving strength, flexibility and range of motion in acute injuries and chronic conditions
- Management of arthritic conditions and other conditions of chronic inflammation
- Maintaining and improving postural alignment
- Improving cardiovascular fitness
- Enhancing serotonin release and fighting symptoms of fatigue especially in chronic conditions
- Exercise during pregnancy as an alternative to land-based exercise
- The water temperature is maintained at a therapeutic range of between 34˚C-35˚C and the surrounding air temperature is regulated to minimise loss of body temperature for those in the water.
- We use Ozone and UV light to sterilise the water. This is one of the safest methods of ensuring that organisms do not survive in the pool. It also leaves a soft feeling on the skin because there are no chemicals involved in the sterilisation process.
- The water quality is monitored throughout the day and water samples are sent for chemical analysis and microbiological testing on a regular basis. These measures ensure that we maintain the highest standard of safety and that we all have a pleasant experience in the water.
- There is a fully accessible disabled change room and toilet as well as another private change room on the premises.
- Please wait for the office manager to allow you into the pool area.
- In light of the COVID regulations we advise that you come prepared with your bathing suit on under your clothing. We are not allowing anyone to use the shower facility currently in order to minimise contamination.
- The duration of the session is approximately 45 minutes, unless otherwise stipulated by the therapist.
- We will go through the emergency procedures prior to your session/class.
- Swimsuit – wear what you feel most comfortable in (bikini or one-piece for the ladies, Speedo or board-shorts for the men and swimming nappy AND UV sunsuit for the little ones).
- NB! Please avoid using swimwear that is loose and baggy as this creates drag in the water and makes therapy difficult.
- Two disposable face masks (one to wear in the pool and another spare in case it gets wet).
- Suitable non-slip footwear for the pool deck (flip-flops or suitable slippers that can get wet).
- Plastic water bottle to ensure you stay hydrated during your session. To prevent dehydration, we recommend that you drink ample water before and after your session.
Please enquire with our office manager regarding fees and schedule for the various services offered:
- Individual Aquatherapy sessions
- Various Aquatherapy classes
- Facility fee for use of the pool under the guidance of a physiotherapist
Should you have any questions please feel free to contact us.