What is hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is the use of water in the treatment of different conditions, including arthritis and related rheumatic complaints. Read more
What types of arthritis is hydrotherapy used for?
Hydrotherapy is beneficial regardless of how many of your joints are affected. It’s sometimes used if you’ve had joint replacement surgery. Read more
How does hydrotherapy help?
Learn the different ways in which hydrotherapy can help in this section. Read more
How effective is hydrotherapy?
Scientific studies have shown that hydrotherapy can improve strength and general fitness in people with various types of arthritis. Read more
How can I access hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy sessions are available on the NHS, and most hospitals have access to hydrotherapy pools. Read more
What do I need?
Read about what you'll need to take with you for your hydrotherapy session. Read more
What if I can’t swim?
You don’t have to be able to swim to benefit from hydrotherapy. Read more
How do I get in and out of the pool?
Learn more about your hydrotherapy session in this section. Read more
What else do I need to consider?
There are certain situations where you may not be able to have hydrotherapy. Read more
What happens at the end of a course of hydrotherapy?
One of the main aims of hydrotherapy treatment is to give you confidence to continue and manage a programme of exercises on your own once the course has finished. Read more