Client Testimonial

Having played through an injury during rugby season many years ago I ended up with long term problems with my groin and hamstring. I have seen a number of Physios over the years but I was never able to get back to a level of fitness that I could consistently play competitive sport on a regular basis. Since I have started seeing Christine I have been cured of my long term problems and I am extremely active playing football, Ju Jitsu, cycling and running. I am now fitter at age 42 than I was at age 32 thanks to Christine’s help. Yes I still get injured but when I do Christine is on hand to sort it out. I have great faith in her abilities and I trust her judgment, even if it is telling me I don’t need treatment, just a couple days rest.
Rodney Graham

Aqua Therapy

Aquatic therapy, or hydrotherapy, is the use of water in the treatment of various musculoskeletal conditions.

Specific exercises are performed in water, using water aids and floats to harness the effects of water resistance and buoyancy, making the exercises more or less challenging for the individual.

Aqua therapy can be used to improve range of movement, strength & flexibility and reduce symptoms of pain. It can also help to promote fitness, a sense of well-being and confidence. Whilst in water, the pressure through your joints is minimal. The effects of 'weightlessness' enables the individual to perform difficult land based exercises much more easily in water, leading to quicker results. This weightlessness also means aqua therapy is a useful tool for early rehabilitation exercises when the individual has a restricted weight bearing status or remains on walking aids as instructed by a Consultant.

Aqua therapy can be used to help treat a variety of conditions including osteoarthritis and rheumatism, post-surgical intervention such as a total knee replacement, ACL repair, or shoulder surgery, general musculoskeletal injuries such as an acute ankle sprain, or spinal related injuries such as a disc prolapse or sciatica.

At A Step Ahead Physiotherapy we offer one to one, individually tailored hydrotherapy sessions.

Please contact the clinic for more details.