What We Offer


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Treatment takes place within the newly purpose built hydrotherapy pool at Southmead Hospital, Bristol.

Session timings are:

  • Mon 5.30pm - 9.30pm
  • Tues 6.30pm - 9.00pm
  • Thurs 5.30pm - 9.00pm

Our Bristol based hydrotherapy services are focussed on teamwork. It revolves around you and is guided by us. Every new patient will need a physical examination and one to one time to chat through your problems and goals. We really want you to understand what's going on and what to do to manage your condition. We will work with you to come up with a hydrotherapy programme of treatment specific to your needs. We'll review this regularly and if we don't think we're the right people to help, we wont keep on treating you and we'll explain why.

During your initial assessment we will need to have access to the injured or painful area. Please bring appropriate clothing such as shorts or vest.

Treatment options:

  • 1:1 Hydrotherapy treatment
    This involves direct assessment and treatment from a specially trained qualified physiotherapist within the hydrotherapy pool. The initial assessment is 1 hour with follow up treatments lasting 30 minutes. The frequency of the sessions is flexible depending on your specific needs and goals.
  • Group Hydrotherapy sessions
    The group runs on a Tuesday and Thursday evening with a maximum of 8 people in the pool at one time. You will have your own exercise programme designed for you by us. It is important to review this regularly within a 1:1 session so we can find out how you're getting on.
  • Water relaxation therapy’
    This 1:1 treatment session is based on the principle of WATSU. It is gentle relaxation carried out in water combining the elements of massage, movement and stretching. You are continuously supported providing a deeply relaxing treatment with many therapeutic benefits. The effects include gentle stretching, relaxation of muscles, easing of joint stiffness and relieving of stress or tension. This treatment is carried out by a specially trained physiotherapist and will last 40 minutes.