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.