Hydrotherapy

hydrotherapy

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Many people living with MS find that exercising in warm water is a good way to stay active. We have a brand new state-of-the-art hydrotherapy pool available for members to use.

What is hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy is a form of relaxing exercise in a warm water pool that can particularly help people living with conditions like MS.

The warm water stabilises and supports your bodyweight, provides your limbs with resistance and gives you greater freedom of movement. This means a physiotherapist can target specific parts of your body more effectively.

How can hydrotherapy help people with MS?

Some of the benefits of hydrotherapy for people with multiple sclerosis include:

  • Temporary pain relief
  • Better mobility
  • More fluidity and control over movements
  • Better balance and eye co-ordination
  • Improved posture and walking
  • Strengthening weakened muscles
  • Making limbs feel lighter and easing swelling

Kent MS Therapy Centre hydrotherapy pool

Our hydrotherapy pool is fully wheelchair-friendly, with a hoist to help you get in and out of the water safely.

How do I book an appointment?

Hydrotherapy is available to members following an initial consultation with Karen Middlemiss our MS Support Manager.

Find out more about becoming a member of the centre. Membership entitles a person with MS to access all of the centre’s services if appropriate.

Contact the Centre for further information.