Hydrotherapy is a water-based form of physiotherapy, which we may recommend during your rehabilitation to help with pain relief, walking, movement or strengthening. You do not need to be able to swim to have hydrotherapy treatment.


Learn More

Evidence for Hydrotherapy

A randomized controlled trial was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of hydrotherapy in women with knee osteoarthritis. Seventy-three women aged 65 and older were randomized to hydrotherapy or a control group. The hydrotherapy group received the intervention program in a heated pool (twice per week for six weeks) and an educational protocol while the control group received an educational protocol only.

The hydrotherapy group had better outcomes for pain and function. Patients receiving hydrotherapy had better performance for knee flexor and extensor strength, knee flexor power, and knee extensor endurance.

An experimental study was carried out to compare the effect of Hydrotherapy based exercises and conventional physiotherapy in chronic nonspecific low back pain. A total 30 patients were equally divided into two groups using convenient sampling with random allocation (Group A and Group B). Group A was given Conventional Therapy and Group B was given Hydrotherapy. While on comparing post interventional values, the results between two groups revealed that there was statistically significant difference seen. From the study, it is concluded that there was significant improvement in subjects who underwent conventional therapy and hydrotherapy.

benefits of hydrotherapy

Water flow can be used to create assistance or resistance to exercise

Water buoyancy can reduce weight bearing load therefore decreasing the stress on joints

Hydrostatic pressure can reduce joint and muscle swelling


  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Complex trauma
  • Post-operative conditions
  • Partial weight-bearing
  • Frozen Shoulder


Prior to a Hydrotherapy session all patients must be assessed on land by one of our specialist Physiotherapists so that we can obtain a full medical history as well as completing a risk assessment prior to accessing the pool area. All patients will be required to complete a Hydrotherapy consent form and a PAR-Q. Treatment sessions last for approximately 45 minutes in the pool but are blocked out for 60 minutes to allow your therapist time to change in between clients.

What do I need to bring for a Hydrotherapy session?

A swimming costume

A towel

bottle of water

Medication that you would need while exercising. E.g. Inhaler, GTN spray, Glucose tablets if you have Diabetes.


tpl hydro pricing 1


Hydrotherapy Assessment (Land-based)

from £65

Book Now

IMG 3640


Hydrotherapy Session (additional pool access charges apply in Manchester)


Book Now

Our Reviews

I would like to thank The Physio Lounge for the recent help i received. I had hurt my lower back and was in extreme pain. I thought due to the covid 19 restrictions I would have to suffer. However i contacted the Physio Lounge and a video call was set up.

- Jo

I have been attending The Physio Lounge since September 2019 twice a week after a serious motorcycle accident with very complex injuries. I have nothing but admiration for Craig and his colleagues dealing and treating me. They have shown me total respect, and without doubt have made my recovery better and quicker than I could of ever expected.

- Karl Halton

I have been treated by Craig at the Physiolounge several times over the last few years for various different running injuries. I’m always impressed by his knowledge, dedication and skill. He even managed In the last few weeks to remotely diagnose and cure a knee problem I had! I would highly recommend Physiolounge.

- Richard

I’ve had many injuries over the past few years including shoulder, hamstring and ankle to name a few. I’ve used Physio Lounge consistently and they’ve done a tremendous job.

- Jimbag Ant

Accepted Insurance

We accept all major healthcare insurers, if you don’t see yours listed don’t worry, we may still be able to help, just get in touch and we’ll do what we can to help!