The focus of the exercises can be adjusted to help your range of movement or strength, depending on your symptoms. A client may continue with land-based physiotherapy and hydrotherapy in conjunction with one another, alternatively they may use hydrotherapy to assist with specific movement patterns, reduce spasticity and ease pain prior to progressing to land-based therapy. The ability to swim is not necessary for hydrotherapy. Your head does not need to go under water.
Hydrotherapy Initial Assessment
All clients who wish to take part in hydrotherapy will have to undergo an assessment on land first. The initial assessment will establish your goals, physical ability, function and treatment plan.