Your Physiotherapist has recommended you for hydrotherapy as a form of treatment for your back or pelvis during your pregnancy.
What is hydrotherapy?
It is gentle exercise in warm water (35.5˚). The exercises cover strengthening, stretching, balance and posture. This promotes freedom of movement and the support of the water can relieve pain and encourage relaxation.
Is it safe during pregnancy?
It is safe up to your 36th week of pregnancy.
DO NOT ATTEND if you have:
Any vaginal bleeding
Leakage of amniotic fluid or signs of labour
Infection of the bladder or vagina
Raised temperature or high blood pressure
Signs of coronavirus
- High temperature or fever
- Loss of sense of taste and or smell
- Persistent cough an or short of breath
What to bring
At the end of the session, it is advisable to rest for 5 minutes and have a drink to allow your body temperature and blood pressure to settle. Also remember to drink plenty of fluids and rest in the afternoon after the session.
Please allow plenty of time for parking near the South entrance and remember to bring cash for the car park fees. (it might be worth considering buying a 1 month parking permit from the Travel Link Office so ask us for a form).
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