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 strengthening exercises and stretches in warm water. 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
The hydrotherapy session
When: Monday and Thursday
Where: Rehabilitation Department (South entrance, JCUH)
Arrival Time: 11.30am
What to bring
It is a requirement that all patients shower before and after entering the pool.
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. Ask your physio for a form for a parking permit.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust would like your feedback. If you wish to share your experience about your care and treatment or on behalf of a patient, please contact The Patient Experience Department who will advise you on how best to do this.
This service is based at The James Cook University Hospital but also covers the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, our community hospitals and community health services.