Aquatic Therapy (Hydrotherapy)

Aquatic Therapy, also known as hydrotherapy, is a specialised form of physiotherapy practiced in water in our temperature-controlled pool. This therapeutic approach combines using the unique properties of water with specialist handling and rehabilitative exercises to offer effective treatment.  Programmes are specific to each individual to maximise function.


Benefits of Hydrotherapy:

  • Allows positive movement opportunities in a supportive anti-gravity environment.
  • Allows handling that may result in increased muscle tone or reflex activity.
  • Offers freedom of independent movement and to learn to move in a 3-dimensional way.
  • Improves muscle strength and endurance.
  • Aids recovery from surgery
  • Provides sensory rich environment to help to develop cognitive skills.
  • Re-education and encouragement of normal movement such as standing and walking for those who are unable to weight bear out of water.
  • Improved aerobic fitness levels.
  • Reduces muscle tone in preparation for movement and stretching.

Netherhouse Therapy Centre (NTC)
Netherhouse Farm, Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, London, E4 7RJ

Highams Park (KPL)
1 Clivedon Road, Highams Park, E4 9RL

T: 07950 381408

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
HCPC Registered
Spinal Muscular Atrophy UK