Hydrotherapy is a therapeutic whole-body treatment that involves moving and exercising in warm water; essentially physiotherapy in a pool. The unique properties of warm water can improve movement of stiff or swollen joints, provide relaxation, strengthen weak muscles and alleviate aches and pains.
Our pool is super heated & poolside is tropical too. It measures 8m x 4m at a constant depth of 1.2m.
We have disabled access steps, but at this time we do not have a hoist. The steps are reduced tread height to enable easier access – **NEW in Sept 2017. We welcome people to come and visit us to see if accessibility to the pool itself is possible for you. Kernow Hydro Staff cannot assist your entry and exit to the pool but you are welcome to bring someone along to assist if required (carers access the pool at a reduced rate). The Hydrotherapy sessions are non-instructed and give you an opportunity to use our warm waters for your own exercise programme.
What types of Hydrotherapy do you offer?
Supervised, Unsupervised, Circuits
All hydrotherapy customers (existing and new) will be required to attend a supervised hydrotherapy session to partake in a short hydrotherapy induction (in and out of the pool).
If this is the case please book onto a supervised session or a Hydro Circuit.
Following these sessions you will either be advised to:
Continue attending supervised sessions (or Hydro Circuits);
Offered unsupervised sessions if you bring a carer; or
Authorised to attend unsupervised sessions.
Our hydrotherapy sessions do not include instruction on appropriate exercises or exercise plans, however we do have Hydro Circuits which will teach you a variety of exercises you can do with our hydrotherapy kit (you can also do your induction within this session). Alternatively you can bring an exercise programme from your own physiotherapist with you. You are welcome to use our hydro equipment and the jets in these sessions.
Hydro Circuit Classes are great for all. If you are looking to rehabilitate after injury or illness or want to tone and condition then this is the class. Usually led by Caroline occasionally Fiona – see calendar below for days and times.
Please also note we are also not able to advise on whether Hydrotherapy is suitable for particular medical conditions – please consult with a medical professional if you are unsure. We do however have a questionnaire that is required to be filled in prior to the sessions.
When are sessions?
Our timetable varies throughout the year but generally we have a few early morning sessions for those wanting to get up and get moving or early afternoon sessions on weekdays and weekends.
How much do Hydrotherapy sessions cost?
£5 per session for Kernow Hydro Members, £8.50 for Non-members for Unsupervised Sessions. You MUST have completed a Hydrotherapy Induction (either in a supervised session or in a hydro circuits class).
£7.50 per session for Supervised Sessions for Kernow Hydro Members.
£10.00 per session for Supervised Sessions for non-members – please see here to join us as a member, at just £25 per adult for the year it represents great value.
Carers £2.50 per session (only carers entering the water are charged and no membership charge for carers).
How To book
Select the day you would like to attend above and follow the simple instructions to complete your booking. We ask that after your first session you block book 5 or 10 sessions and pay at the desk for this and memberships.
You will be required to complete a medical questionnaire prior to using our pool along with attending a Hydro induction session. We strongly recommend you seek your doctors advice before commencing your exercise or rehabilitation programme.
The changing rooms, toilet facilities and site are fully accessible with a large car park and step free access to the building.
If you have a group with special needs who would like to access the pool at other times please contact us.
A session lasts 1 hour and you may need to gradually work up to staying in the water for the whole session. Always take water to rehydrate and do not over do it.
Once you have tried us, if you would like to book a block of sessions we can help you with this at reception.
Any questions please contact us at email@example.com