Hydrotherapy is a physiotherapy treatment using a programme of exercises and movement in warm water.

The benefits of hydrotherapy include:

  • Normalisation of abnormal muscle tone
  • Reduced muscle spasms
  • Improved joint movements and
  • Muscle strength

As well as the above, it can promote relaxation and an enhanced feeling of well-being.

Hydrotherapy sessions take place weekly throughout the school term in the hydrotherapy pool at Glangwili General Hospital in Carmarthen. There is a physiotherapist in attendance as well as school staff.

The physiotherapist selects the pupils who attend these sessions according to their medical needs.