'I had a full hip replacement last April and was struggling to walk without a limp and was experiencing some pain still, so I emailed Aqua Physio and had a consultation with Wendy Skinner. I was very nervous at first but once I had my consultation with Wendy and then we went straight into the pool together I felt more at ease and felt I had known Wendy for some time and found her very east to get on with.
I was nervous about walking down the stairs in the pool, but Wendy was beside me the whole time holding my hand on the first few sessions and Wendy said to me I am going to teach you to walk again and that is exactly what she did. I had sessions with Wendy in the pool and I did some different exercises that Wendy had recommended for me and watched me and helped me when I needed the help.
It wasn’t long before I was able to have self-help sessions where I had the same exercise and I was on my own in the pool but if I needed anybody a member of staff was always nearby. I had regular reviews with Wendy and she would change my exercises when they became easy for me. Before I knew it, I was able to jog in water and able to walk normal again. I cannot thank Wendy enough she was brilliant and gave me back my confidence that I needed. I would highly recommend Aqua Physio, the pool is lovely and warm, and all the staff were very friendly'.
‘I just wanted to thank you for all you guys are doing to make my knees better. I cannot believe how amazing I feel and after 11 years of constant pain in my knees I am now free from any pain.
The progress is amazing as I can now stand up without falling over for well over 5 hours instead of 30 minutes, I have lost 9 pounds in weight, have no pain anymore, feel fitter in myself and I thoroughly enjoy the exercises.
Your company is extremely professional and I can highly recommend it to anyone who might be thinking of doing aquatic physiotherapy. It really is money well spent.
I look forward to seeing you for my next session.’
"I injured my knee over twenty years ago and had an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Since that time I have had on-going problems with my knee and have had three further operations to repair torn cartilage. During this twenty year period I have continued (against medical advice) to run.
However, in February 2011 I injured my knee again and had not been able to do any exercise. I had an arthroscopy in September and was referred to AquaPhysio by my physiotherapist.
Over the last twenty years I have had extensive physiotherapy, but this was the first time that I had tried hydrotherapy. Before treatment I was unable to walk more than 50m and was limping. I was absolutely amazed when I got out of the pool after the first session and was able to walk normally. I have had only four sessions over a two week period and the increase in mobility and strength in my knee has been astounding.
At each session I have seen a dramatic improvement in my knee that I have never experienced during standard physiotherapy treatments. The physiotherapists are very supportive and are clearly very experienced. They are extremely friendly and inspirational. Although my Consultant has suggested that I may never be able to run again, AquaPhysio has given me the best opportunity to fulfil my dream."
I am amazed how brilliant the Aquaphysio has been for me. I suffered with lower back disc problems & sciatica & after 7 sessions I feel so much better, it has started me back to Pilates & Aqua aerobics. Phil & his team have been amazing with my routine. The place is friendly & I felt so comfortable & looked forward to going each week. Phil talked me through my scan results, which I understood much more from him than my doctor had explained. The place is spotlessly clean, great staff! Thank you!
I would not hesitate in recommending Aqua Physio to anybody - injured or not! There is a nice variety of exercises you can do in the pool - ranging between rehab and cardio. All the staff are extremely friendly, and the introduction to the facilities is well done.
On a personal level - I play rugby and injured my ankle meaning that I was unable to do most forms of training. My club sent me here and introduced me to Wendy, and she was incredibly useful both understanding my injury and formulating a plan for the following 2 weeks. By following her plan, I believe I have fast-forwarded my recovery, and am back in training now. It has been extremely useful in helping me build up strength again in my ankle - but also keeping me working so that I returned to training without having lost too much fitness.
I was naturally quite nervous about the long recovery following my PAO surgery. However, Aqua Physio made the process so fun and enjoyable which really helped me keep a positive attitude throughout! I improved and gained mobility beyond even my surgeon's expectations all thanks to the team at Aqua Physio.
I'm a long-distance runner and triathlete and frequently participate in competitions.
I've had my fair share of injuries including stress fractures and a recent torn cartilage. Aqua Physio has enabled me to stay fit during periods of rehabilitation, although I incorporate aqua running into my training programme even when I'm not injured (it's such a good workout).
I completed the 2017 London Marathon with a PB and I'm sure the deep water running at Aqua Physio helped. The team at Aqua Physio is knowledgeable, flexible and friendly. I recommend them highly and it is always a pleasure to come for a training session.
It has now been 225 days since I was knocked off my bike, suffering a transverse/comminuted fracture of my right distal femur (that big bone in your leg, snapped in half just above the knee, with a couple of extra bits floating around). Modern surgical methods (installation of an intramedullary nail) meant that the bone could knit itself back together, but coming out of surgery, I was very worried that my cycling career was effectively over.
I was encouraged to undertake a course of pool-based hydrotherapy by my land-based physio. The rehabilitation plans prepared by Phil and my land-based physio complemented each other perfectly and I am very pleased to confirm that Phil and the team were instrumental to what has become nearly a 100% recovery. Being in the pool meant that I could preserve range of motion and flexibility at a time when pain would have made similar exercises under gravity impossible; and later on when I could up the intensity of my workouts--keeping my CV fitness reasonably high--without compromising my recovery. The sessions also were key to keeping up my morale: after the inevitable bad weeks, sessions in the pool made me feel like an athlete again.
By the numbers, my cycling FTP is now back (if not slightly above) where it was on the day before the crash, and my 5K times are steadily trending down when I thought I'd never be able to run properly again. I even managed to spend 9 days on the slopes (so far) this year less than seven months after suffering the "big break".
I am very happy to recommend Aquaphysio to any athlete looking to come back from injury, because it can be done.
Our son has cerebral diplegia (palsy) and last year he had an operation (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy) which then required him to undergo a lot of therapy. One of the recommended therapies was hydrotherapy.
We were very lucky to find Aquaphysio down the road from where we lived. We booked an appointment and have been going ever since, which is now over a year. Our son, when asked what his favourite therapy is, shouts hydro.
His physio at Aqua, is amazing. She is so patient and nothing is ever too much trouble. She makes his sessions fun and without realising it our son is working very hard.
The improvement has been significant. All the other staff are always willing to help. The pool has a very good feeling and somewhere our son feels very comfortable going.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Aquaphysio to anyone who is looking for a hydro centre and especially someone who is looking for somewhere that accommodates children.
Thanks to you all I’m back on my feet, back on my bike and soon to be back on outdoor rock again. In a mere 6 weeks, I’ve gone from limping and taking stairs one at a time to running up the stairs and doing 30 mile sprint sessions around Richmond Park.
I can’t stress how much it means to me to have my body back up and working. When I’m sweating, when I’m pushing myself hard, that’s when I’m at peace. Moving body = happy me! So thanks you for your expert care and advice. I’m looking forward to long walks, hikes and maybe a few triathlons.
We were recommended to AquaPhysio by a physio at Ashtead Hospital and our daughter had her initial assessment in March 2014. She was 15 at the time and was in such a lot of pain following a nerve stretch injury.
Her physio made the sessions fun and she was soon doing weekly self-help sessions. Hydrotherapy was the only thing that she could tolerate and the only thing that gave her any pain relief. It has been and still is, so beneficial. She has made such good progress and it’s all down to hydrotherapy.
It’s a small, quiet pool/facility with parking right outside. All the staff are very helpful. We couldn’t recommend hydrotherapy highly enough and are so glad we found AquaPhysio. They are open 6 days a week including a couple of evenings so it’s always possible to get a session.
In August 2011 I broke my ankle and damaged the ligaments in my foot. I am a 62 year old Grandmother who had never broken anything before.
It was a great shock and for 3 weeks I was in a plaster cast up to my knee, then a further 4 weeks in an aircast Boot. On leaving off the Boot I could hardly walk as my muscles, ligaments and ankle were so weak.
I had no confidence and was worried about falling again.
With Steve`s knowledge and constant encouragement in the wonderfully warm water, which supported my body weight, I was able to exercise the weaken ankle and so learn to walk properly again. Now 5 weeks later I am back driving the car for short distances. I have also regained my confidence to carry on a normal life.
Thank you AquaPhysio
After successful total knee replacement surgery and a short course of physiotherapy, I began my slow and painful recovery. Seeking further help, AquaPhysio was recommended, and as from the initial assessment and subsequent sessions, there has been no looking back for me.
The sincere professional help I have received has been of enormous benefit to me, both physically and also mentally. The depth and temperature of the pool along with the expert advice has meant that the exercises were enjoyable, and importantly pain free. This form of treatment is certainly the way forward and I can highly recommend it.
Thank you to all the team at AquaPhysio!
For several months, I suffered from Bursitis followed by weak muscles in my hip. I was in great pain and had limited mobility. I also completely lost my confidence. I was advised to try AquaPhysio. After the first session, there was a remarkable improvement in my walking.
Now after three sessions, I no longer need to use a stick and can walk with confidence and suffer no discomfort. I highly recommend AquaPhysio. It has given me a new lease of life.
I started hydrotherapy in May 2011 after not walking for 4 years due to crumbling spine and polymiralgia rheumatica, and osteoarthritis of the knees, feet and hips. To aid my mobility, I had a hip replacement. My consultant said that an operation on my spine, although possible, could leave me paralysed. The furthest that I could walk was from my front door to my next door neighbours.
I was very nervous as I arrived for my first hydrotherapy session in a wheelchair. Once in the water, I found the staff most encouraging, not pushing me further than I thought I could manage. I began to look forward to each session wondering what new things I would learn.
Now, after 6 months, I can walk half a mile and slowly climb a flight of stairs.
I would recommend hydrotherapy and AquaPhysio to anyone who experiences the sort of problems that I had.
I am writing to thank you for the introduction to Aqua Physio in Morden. As you are well aware this has been a very difficult time for me trying to recover from multiple injuries including two broken legs, one in three places, a broken pelvis, broken arm, shattered elbow and multiple fractures to the head.
The care, attention and professionalism I have received from Aqua Physio is incredible, from the early days when I was stuck in a wheelchair unable to put weight on my legs and being winched into the pool, to taking my first steps as the pool supported some of my body weight, to the on-going exercises I have been receiving since which has improved my walking no end.
This is an invaluable service which I will continue to use and recommend to others.
Good morning all at Aqua Physio, as you can see, I am enjoying a short holiday in Perranporth, Cornwall. Because of your help I was able to walk a few hundred metres and even attempted to throw a ball for the dog with bad arm.
Sadly, that was unsuccessful and went about six feet. However, to throw at all and not be in agony was amazing. Thank you for what has been the most effective physio I have received since my accident, I am very grateful; not just for the hydro therapy but also the skill, knowledge and care of your team.
On 14th September 2012, I had a second stage knee revision on my left knee. It was the 6th operation on my left knee, so the soft tissue on that leg was severely compromised. I had also had a total knee replacement on my right leg 4 years previously.
My Physiotherapist and consultant referred me to Steve at AquaPhysio Ltd in Garth Road, just round the corner from St Anthony’s hospital, where I had my operation.
Initially I refused but Julia, my physio, persuaded me to give it a go, so I did. I found it so much kinder to my joints and I really enjoy the exercises – the water seems to take the strain and Steve is there to encourage and help me move forward with new exercises.
I am very impressed with AquaPhysio and my mobility is going from strength to strength. Thank you all.