• Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hip and Knee Joint Replacement

          (pre-surgery and post-surgery rehabilitation)

  • Joint Sprains

          (Knee, Ankle, Shoulder)

  • Shoulder Rehabilitation
  • Fitness Conditioning
  • General Sports Strengthening and Fitness

Conditions that benefit from hydrotherapy

There is a large volume of clinical research and specialist advice on which conditions benefits from hydrotherapy and aquatic therapy. Below are a list of conditions that have been demonstrated to benefit from hydrotherapy. The body of research which supports this can be found on the research link on the right of the page.


Studies have demonstrated that hydrotherapy and aquatic rehabilitation have multiple benefits for users. These include:

  • Reduced stress and compression through back and joints​
  • Reduced joint swelling from hydrostatic (water) pressure
  • Improved circulation from hydrostatic (water) pressure
  • Reduction of pain and muscle spasm
  • Improvement and maintenance of joint motion
  • Strengthening of muscles
  • Increased physical fitness and ability to exercise 
  • Ability to progress to land-based exercise
  • Regaining of normal movement patterns
  • Improved balance
  • Improved mobility
  • Improved flexibility
  • Improved co-ordination
  • Improve posture
  • Improve self-confidence

Arthritis Research UK

(Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, 

Back Pain and other Arthritic Conditions) 

Research has shown that hydrotherapy and aquatic rehabilitation programmes are beneficial for many musculoskeletal conditions. In addition to research published in peer reviewed journals, many foundations, support groups and health associations discuss and advocate the use of hydrotherapy and aquatic rehabilitation for the treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions.

Below is a list of foundations, support groups and organisations that represent a range of musculoskeletal and health conditions that discuss and advocate hydrotherapy and aquatic rehabilitation.

Benefits & Research