Hydrotherapy pool service

St Cyril's Hydrotherapy Pool is a purpose-built facility and is unrivalled across the region. The Hydrotherapy suite includes a range of impressive facilities.

Features of the Hydrotherapy Pool

  • 35m² Hydrotherapy pool with adjustable temperature up to 39°c
  • Variable power jets for hydrodynamic treatment intervention
  • Accessible via graduated steps or sitting/supine lying hoist facilities
  • Adjustable lighting with photophobic sensitivity and underwater, multi-coloured LED lighting
  • Hydrotherapy equipment to aid in therapy
  • Spacious and private dry and wet changing areas, with full shower facilities and disabled access
  • Separate shower with ceiling hoist for more dependent users
  • Separate relaxation/pick-up area with regulated air temperature for acclimatisation after pool session

Applications of the Hydrotherapy Pool

St Cyril's Hydrotherapy facility meets the requirements for the following:

  • Out-patient assessment and treatment with St Cyril's ATACP registered physiotherapist
  • Aqua mobility class for independently mobile participants, with chronic pain and flexibility issues, or rehabilitating from injury
  • Independent use of the pool for outside groups/organisations
  • Independent use of the pool for small groups/private physiotherapists

What is Aquatic Physiotherapy

Aquatic Physiotherapy is therapeutic treatment that involves movement and exercising in warm water which uses the properties of buoyancy and resistance to achieve specific therapeutic goals. There are several benefits associated with Aquatic Physiotherapy including:

  • Relief of Pain
  • Improved circulation
  • Reduction of muscle tone and spasm
  • Improved muscle strength and power
  • Improved joint range of movement

Who can benefit from Aquatic Physiotherapy

A wide variety of conditions will benefit from Hydrotherapy treatment, including Neurological Conditions such as:

  • Stroke
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinsons Disease
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • General Spasticity Management
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Musculoskeletal benefits of hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy will also benefit many Musculoskeletal Conditions such as:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Traumatic Injury (fractures/muscle tears/ tendon ruptures)
  • Post-surgical Rehabilitation (Joint Replacement/Arthroscopy)
  • Acute or Chronic Back Pain
  • Stiff or Painful Joints


Referrals for Pool sessions are subject to an initial out-patient assessment, to ensure safety and appropriateness of intervention and setting of therapeutic goals and objectives.

Location of the Hydrotherapy Pool

This service is located at St Cyril's Rehabilitation Unit in Chester. The pool is open until 8pm.