Therapeutic treatment for fitness, rehabilitation and to ease a range of ailments


Hydrotherapy treatment involves moving and exercising in water. The warm water relaxes tight muscle groups, eases stiff joints and is helpful for individuals with neurological conditions who cannot comfortably exercise on land.

At Lillington House, we have an on-site hydrotherapy pool for those residents whose conditions require it. Helen Ley residents also have the opportunity to use the hydrotherapy pool.

Hydrotherapy treatment programmes vary dependent on our residents’ conditions but generally utilise the properties of water such as increased buoyancy, resistance and turbulence to help each resident achieve their goals.

Why is hydrotherapy beneficial?

Hydrotherapy is very beneficial for a variety of ailments, it improves circulation, relaxation, digestion and the immune system. It is also beneficial for a variety of conditions including:

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Musculoskeletal disorders

Residents do not need to be able to swim to enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy.

Outpatient Hydrotherapy

We know the benefits hydrotherapy can have – from lower back pain, orthopaedic surgery recovery, acute stages of neurological conditions and to improve general fitness.

At Castel Froma Neuro Care, all new outpatient hydrotherapy clients have a one-to-one land based session with one of our physiotherapists to assess suitability for the pool, followed by a one-to-one water session. We then offer the choice to continue one to one sessions or to join a ‘medical swim’ session to continue exercises in the water independently.

Hydrotherapy costs

  • An initial 30-minute, land-based assessment: from £50
  • One-to-one sessions: from £50 each
  • Small group sessions: £20 per session
  • Independent sessions: £8 (or £48 for a block 8 sessions)

Most of our Castel Froma Neuro Care physiotherapists are CSP and HCPC registered and are trained in Aquatic Therapy under the ATACP.

What our clients say

‘I find hydrotherapy has been very helpful following successful knee surgery and I have exercises to maintain improvement. I also have Osteoarthritis in my arms and shoulders and now have exercises to improve strength and movement. Mel is lovely; she makes you work hard but is lovely with it!’ – Jean

‘Thank you to all the staff at Castel Froma for letting our pupils use your hydrotherapy pool whilst ours was undergoing repair recently.  The genuine welcome given to both our staff and pupils was fantastic, thank you so much!’ Round Oak School, September 2019

If you think you or a loved one could benefit from hydrotherapy at Castel Froma Neuro Care, please contact us to find out more.

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