Blundellsands & Crosby Physio Hydrotherapy Service

We are delighted to have a hydrotherapy partnership with Liverpool Swimming Academy. Based in the heart of Waterloo, Liverpool, their excellent facilities include a warm water heated pool, electric hoist access and accessible changing facilities.

Chartered physiotherapist, Ben Watkins delivers hydrotherapy for patients with a wide variety of orthopedic, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. During his time working at a rehab hospital in Sydney, Ben developed a broad experience in treating patients in the hydrotherapy pool. It is now a privilege to be able to offer this service at Blundellsands and Crosby Physio.

What is Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy is a form of aquatic physiotherapy which uses the warmth, hydrostatic pressure and buoyancy in the pool to facilitate movement. A range of techniques and equipment can be used to support exercises that patients may find too painful or difficult to perform out of the pool. The hydrotherapy pool is also a great place to perform relaxation techniques for pain management, improve balance, build endurance and regain vital confidence after an injury.

Group Hydrotherapy

The hydrotherapy service is currently set up primarily for group therapy. We maintain a safe therapist to participant ratio at all times and consider individual ability and needs. Each participant will be working towards their own goals in a program set and supported by a chartered physiotherapist. Therapists will be in the pool alongside patients at all times to assist with exercise technique and answer questions.

Times & Location

The Hydrotherapy group runs in the Liverpool swimming academy in Waterloo, Liverpool from 12.30-13.15 on Mondays. We hope to be able to offer more variety of group times in future.

For those who’s condition requires one to one hydrotherapy services please call us to discuss your individual needs. one to one hydrotherapy is subject to limited pool availability.


6 week course of hydrotherapy £255

One to one hydrotherapy sessions £120

Pre group screening

Due to the nature of group hydrotherapy, pre assessment and medical screening is mandatory. All group members must attend an initial assessment with a physiotherapist. During this appointment a full history of your condition will be taken and the aims of your program in the pool discussed. A medical screening questionnaire must also be completed in advance of starting hydrotherapy. If you have any concerns regarding medical fitness to participate please discuss this with your GP prior to booking.

Booking Hydrotherapy

We are now taking bookings for Hydrotherapy. You can book your initial hydrotherapy clinic appointment via our online booking system. Alternatively you can call us directly or send an email.


0151 4332459

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