Aquatic Therapy

Using warm water to supplement and enhance your recovery

The Importance of Aquatic Therapy

We are pleased to introduce Aquatic Therapy to Aquian patients. Based at a private indoor pool in Oxshott, we are now able to offer private individual aquatic therapy treatments for a variety of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions. These include sports injuries, back pain, joint replacement surgery, post fracture or orthopaedic surgery, arthritis and balance problems. You may also want to use it to assist in maintaining and improving general fitness and well being.

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How Aquian will support you

Due to the nature and physical properties of water, all patients wanting to participate in aquatic therapy will undergo a pre-screening to assess their suitability. Thereafter our Aquatic therapy physios will work with you to development a treatment plan unique to you to ensure your optimal recovery. Our physios are vastly experienced aquatic therapists who have undergone extensive training in both the UK and in Europe.

What you can expect

Aquatic therapy essentially uses the properties of water to facilitate recovery, for example:


Once in the water the body experiences buoyancy making you feel ‘light’. This takes a lot of the stress and strain out of your joints allowing exercises to be done more easily. It allows you to exercise and rehabilitate even if you are recovering from an injury or fracture.


The water temperature is maintained at approximately 34°C. This warm temperature allows muscles to relax and helps pain to ease.

Hydrostatic pressure

The sheer volume of the water provides a pressure on your body, although you are not aware of this. The deeper the water the greater the hydrostatic pressure is on your body. This is very helpful if you have swollen joints.

Drag and turbulence

If you try to move quickly in the water, it is hard work! By increasing the speed of any exercise or adding a flat glove, flipper or other equipment, exercises can increase the strength of your muscles.

Ready to book?

If you’re ready to book or have any questions then get in touch! We’re here to help. 

We cover: South West London, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex. Other areas can be visited upon request.


Rehabilitation doesn’t necessarily end once your short-term objectives have been met, such as improving range of movement or muscle activation.
To help you maintain maximum movement and deliver longer term benefits it’s important to continue rehabilitation such as taking regular exercise, stretching and strengthening activity.
Aquian offers a range of sevices to support you on this journey to help you feel better, for longer. We’ll always just be one phone call away.


During all of our visits, we’ll review your progress including pain & swelling management strategies, measure joint & muscle function, and observe gait and functional tasks.
We’ll support you to perform to the level of function that will ultimately give you the mobility needed for daily life.
Together, we’ll set achievable goals to progress your recovery at a pace that ensures you steadily improve.
Regardless of your condition, your safety and comfort are paramount, so you’ll have access to all the support we can offer.


On our first visit we’ll get an understanding of what you’ve been through, what you want to achieve and discuss what treatment might involve. We’ll answer any questions or concerns you have.
For those awaiting surgery, treatments will include any pre-operative sessions and most importantly a plan for the care you might need when you are discharged from hospital.