Hydrotherapy is a water-based form of therapeutic exercise, which makes use of the following properties of the water:

  • buoyancy (up-thrust effect)
  • resistance
  • warmth
  • hydrodynamics (movement of water)
  • hydrostatics (pressure of water)
  • metacentric (stabilising/de-stabilising) effect

These have a positive influence on the rehabilitation of patients with neuro-musculoskeletal conditions.

Research and clinical trials

Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join.

Last updated: December 2023

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Phone:  020 7188 5094

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