Come and swim
Swimming pools are a lot of fun but sometimes swimming in a public pool may be difficult for you and your child.
Our amazing hydrotherapy pool is not just for anyone, it’s a relaxing setting to assist specialist care, offers more privacy than a public pool and is great for patients and their families.
Aquatic therapy is the term more commonly used nowadays than hydrotherapy to describe the use of water for therapeutic purposes.
What are the benefits of aquatic therapy?
Aquatic therapy can benefit all patients, particularly children, because the warm water and buoyancy helps stimulate circulation, and makes exercise easier and more effective. It can help with rehabilitation for pain and symptom management, relaxation and relieving muscular pain. The pool also offers a sensory experience with sensory toys, jets and fountains.
How is the pool adapted?
Firstly, the water is kept at a constant temperature of 34°C and the surrounding area at 30°C, making it warm enough to make you feel you are in a bath. The pool also has a hoist, ramps and disabled changing rooms so it is accessible to all. To add to the overall experience, there are gadgets like special sensory lighting, an underwater music system and water fountains to enjoy along with plenty of water aids and toys to splash around with.
Will my child be safe?
Yes, our qualified lifeguards and poolside assistants are always on hand to make sure of this.
How can we use the pool as a family?
Every now and then, families can have time together to play,
make memories and enjoy a shared experience.
How much does it cost?
It's free to patients, using our other services, and their families.
Is the pool available to the local community?
Yes. We can offer it to local groups and individuals referred by a physiotherapist. As a charity, we make a charge to community groups and individuals for using the facility to cover the running costs.
Our facilities are provided as a priority to our patients. Although we do our best to accommodate groups and individuals that may need access to hydrotherapy facilities, demand very much outweighs capacity, and there is currently a waiting list.
How do we get to use the pool?
You must be registered before you can book to use the hydrotherapy pool. Please fill out a registration form, available by calling 01582 497856.