We often recommend that patients use a swimming pool as part of their physiotherapy rehabilitation. Swimming can be used to improve cardiovascular endurance and enhance strength training effects. Or the pool can be used to complete a hydrotherapy regime. Hydrotherapy exercises use the properties of the water to either assist the body, for example facilitating reduced weight bearing through a body part, or you can use the water as resistance to start to strengthen the body after injury.
We have found a lovely open air swimming pool close to our clinic in Soho, London at the Oasis Sports Centre. You do not need to be a member, you can pay per swim session. There is also a large indoor pool there and you have access to both pools.
A one off swim session is £5.80, this is a must for those who want to rehabilitate in the sunshine this summer!