Hydrotherapy Clinic Dublin

Hydrotherapy Pool & Water Therapy

Hydrotherapy is physiotherapy that takes place in our state of the art 34°C warm water pool. The warm temperature of the water allows your muscles to relax and eases pain and stiffness, making it easier to exercise. Hydrotherapy can ease painful joints, increase range of movement in your joints and improve your muscle strength.

At KW Physio we use a Swimex 1000-T hydrotherapy pool that contains resistance jets and current which your therapist uses to optimise the intensity of your workout. The hydrotherapy pool is easily accessible to suit all patients. It also has an electric chair lift for entering the pool as an alternative to the stairs. It is important to note that you do not have to be able to swim to benefit from hydrotherapy.

All our hydrotherapy sessions are conducted by chartered physiotherapists who are highly trained and experienced in hydrotherapy. Hydrotherapy sessions are on a one to one basis with individual attention from a physiotherapist.

Hydrotherapy is physiotherapy in water. It is the safest and most progressive form of rehabilitation because it takes place in a gravity neutral environment, thus decreasing impact and trauma on weight bearing joints during rehabilitation. The simulated weightlessness allows treatment to begin earlier and more safely, allowing the water to accelerate the healing process.

Call our Hydrotherapy Clinic on 01 468 3432 and book an initial hydrotherapy assessment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy utilises the properties of water in the comfortable environment of a heated pool, designed by a suitably qualified physiotherapist specifically for an individual to maximise function, which can benefit you physically, physiologically, or psychologically.

Would Hydrotherapy help my condition?

Hydrotherapy provides a suitable environment for treating chronic and acute conditions. The water temperature assists with muscle relaxation and the pressure from the water on your body will have a soothing effect for painful conditions and help with decreasing blood pressure. The buoyancy will make you feel lighter while in the water and this makes movement and exercise easier, especially if you have pain and difficulty with weight bearing activities, such as walking.

Will I be working with my therapist "one on one"?

Your session will be a one-on-one session with one of our chartered physiotherapists.

Clients will have a physiotherapist who can show them and guide them how to do a range of exercises that will help their specified condition.

What should I wear to my hydrotherapy session?

A bathing suit or any swim wear that will allow you to move comfortably inside the water will suit for Hydrotherapy sessions, additionally you can wear pool socks/ swim shoes which help you move and grip on both wet and dry surfaces to protect your feet and prevent any slips and any other mishaps.

What if I am incontinent?

For clients who are incontinent, we suggest speaking to your therapist for more information.

Do I need to be able to swim?

It is not necessary to know how to swim to participate in Hydrotherapy. 

What can I expect at my first visit? 

Your first visit will last approximately 45 min and will include an assessment with your physiotherapist that will last approximately 15min in which you will be reviewed about your medical history and diagnosis. After the assessment the physiotherapist will tailor a specified treatment plan for you, based on your goals. And the remaining 30 minutes will be spent in the pool.

How long is a typical hydrotherapy appointment?

Most appointments will last 40 minutes.

Physiotherapy Treatments

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Conditions We Treat

Kiltipper Woods Physiotherapy Clinic specialises in musculoskeletal, neurological, sports and older adult physiotherapy.
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Neurological Physiotherapy

Neurological physiotherapy is is the treatment of individuals who have neurological impairments including traumatic brain injury and stroke.
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Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy involves assessment and treatment of injuries or conditions of bones, joints and soft tissue (muscle, tendons, ligaments).
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Older Adult Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy for older adults has been proven to have many benefits, such as improvements in muscle strength and flexibility as well as balance and mobility.
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Sports Physiotherapy

The primary goal is help the athlete to regain normal, pain-free mobility and return to pre-injury activities as soon as possible.
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"I have been attending Physiotherapy here since March 2021. Due to an acquired brain injury, I needed Physiotherapy to help restore functional ability to my limbs. The physiotherapy I have received here has helped me to regain strength and build muscle. Excellent Physiotherapists!"

- Lynda (37)

"I have been using the hydrotherapy pool here for a number of years. The staff are fantastic, and the facilities are excellent."

- Ciara (24)

"I have been under the excellent care of Ms. Sarah Carroll at Kiltipper Woods for a few months now. I had been suffering with acute arthritis in both knees and walking and movement was almost impossible. The hydrotherapy treatment has transformed me in just a few weeks and the encouragement and drive of Sarah has improved my condition so much that I am walking so much better now. I was able to walk my daughter up the aisle at her wedding last week unaided, a feat that seemed impossible only weeks before. I recommend the superb professional treatment of the Kiltipper Woods Practice to everyone."

- Pat (84)

"My name is Patrick, and I was diagnosed with Primary Progressive MS nine years ago when I was sixty years of age. Up to a year ago I managed to maintain a reasonable level of mobility through regular physiotherapy and an exercise regime. In December 2021, I contracted Covid pneumonia and was confined to a hospital bed for three weeks. On my discharge from hospital, I could just walk a short distance with the help of a Zimmer frame. My physiotherapist recommended that I should go to Kiltipper Woods for Hydrotherapy treatment. Over the following three months I attended Kiltipper twice a week for Hydrotherapy treatment. In May of this year, I joined my family who were walking stages of the Camino in Spain. I managed to walk 5KM each day , admittedly on some of the easy stretches. The remarkable improvement in my mobility is entirely due to the wonderful physiotherapy team in Kiltipper. I look forward to my weekly Hydrotherapy treatment and engaging with the friendly and caring staff in Kiltipper."

- Patrick (69)

"I am extremely happy with the service from the staff at Kiltipper Physio. The staff are really friendly & helpful, I feel I am in good hands and trust in their expertise.  The physio is working and I have already recommended them to friends and family."

- Annette (50)