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Hydrotherapy in Barnsley

Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre

Where: Hoyland Leisure Centre

Hydrotherapy consists of active exercises carried out in water. Hydrotherapy exercises are tailored to the needs of each individual to give patients the best opportunity to improve their condition.

How Does Hydrotherapy Work?

The exercises should not significantly increase the participant's pain during treatment or immediately afterwards. The resistance (weight) of the water pushes against the patient's body as they do exercises. This can help improve circulation (blood flow), relieve pain and relax and strengthen muscles.

Patients normally receive 6-8 sessions and then their treatment is reviewed.

Hydrotherapy sessions are for both men and women of any age. There is a great atmosphere at sessions; it is very friendly and relaxed. You do not have to be able to swim to attend hydrotherapy.

The Benefits of Hydrotherapy

The possible benefits of hydrotherapy include:

  • A reduction of pain

  • An increase in range of movement/ flexibility

  • An increase in muscle strength

  • A reduction in any muscle spasm

  • An improvement in balance

  • An improvement in day-to-day activities

How to Register

Hydrotherapy is offered following an assessment with a physiotherapist – if you need to arrange this assessment speak to your GP or call 01226 433225.

You will be asked some questions to make sure hydrotherapy is right for you, including asking you about any goals you would like to achieve through attending these sessions.

Your physiotherapist will give you an opt-in (registration) letter, you need to complete and return this within 28 days. You will then be sent an appointment date to start the sessions. You will be requested to attend on the same day and time each week.


For more information, visit the Barnsley Therapy Services website using the button below. 

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Dorothy Hyman
Sports Centre

Snydale Road
Cudworth
Barnsley
S72 8LH

01226 710736

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