Aquatictherapy / Hydrotherapy

Rutherford School has its own Hydrotherapy pool on the premises. Aquatic Therapy / Hydrotherapy is offered to all our students on a weekly basis with the Physiotherapy team. The water temperature of 34 degrees provides optimum temperature for the children to maintain their body temperature and for muscle relaxation. This helps to increase range of movement during mobilisation or stretches in the water.

The hydrotherapy pool can also be used to decrease any discomfort and decrease pain post-surgery. The buoyancy of the water supports the students improving their ability to move in the water. The water can be utilised to resist movements during strength work. Aquatic therapy/Hydrotherapy is the ideal environment to work on physiotherapy goals, and education targets. Sessions aim to; maintain range of movement, gain flexibility, strengthen muscles and to enhance abilities.