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Appointments with a physiotherapist are now available at Lochaber hydrotherapy pool (next to the leisure centre). During the appointment the physiotherapist will discuss your personal aims of hydrotherapy, any medical issues which may need considering when using the hydrotherapy pool and will teach and advise on specific activities and exercises to do in the hydrotherapy pool to help you safely achieve your aims.
The appointment costs £12.50. Please phone 07919 994044 to book.
Hydrotherapy is a form of exercise carried out in a specially heated pool. The water is approximately 33 degrees Celsius. The combination of extra heat and the buoyancy of the water provide a relaxing medium in which pain relieving exercises can be carried out and thus improve general fitness levels. The level of exercise can be adjusted according to the age and fitness of the client. Initial screening appointments can be booked with a physiotherapist to provide you with appropriate exercises and activities.
The therapeutic benefits of immersion in a heated pool include:
• Improving and maintaining the range of joint movement
You should not use the pool if you have an infected wound, a high temperature, are under the influence of alcohol, have cardiac failure (and are unable to lie flat), renal failure, are incontinent of faeces or have uncontrolled epilepsy.
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