Supporting patients, using hydrotherapy for 10 years!
Since 2012 our team of physiotherapists have supported Bolton Neuro Voices, a local charity, to provide group-based hydrotherapy.
This successful 10-year venture includes an annual course for new users and ongoing programmes for those able to continue without the constant presence of the physiotherapist.
Sue Pattison, Director and Chartered Physiotherapist said: “Our partnership with the team at Bolton Neuro Voices has been hugely rewarding. We’ve been able to help such a range of patients with complex needs over the past 10-years.
Hydrotherapy can help patients increase their strength and range of movement, it improves balance and coordination and increases a patient’s feeling of achievement even in the acute stages of rehabilitation.
I’m really looking forward to the next 10-years as we build on our strong collaboration and help more people on their rehabilitation journeys.”
All sessions (divided into 30 minute slots) are on Wednesdays between 12 noon and 3pm and take place in the purpose-built hydrotherapy pool at the Jason Kenny Leisure Centre at Bolton One, Moor Lane, Bolton.
The pool has fully accessible changing facilities.
What do the participants say?
“I’ve noticed a big change in him since he attended the course – not so depressed or stressed.” (Participant living with a stroke)
“Very well organised, friendly, made to feel comfortable. Helps to boost confidence and well-being. Having a stroke is quite devastating and meeting people who had the same experience helps and gives hope for improvement with everyday activities. The staff and volunteers were very reassuring.” (Participant living with a stroke)
“I absolutely loved the exercise. I think it has helped with my confidence of exercising and improved posture and balance. I love the work with the woggles and found it beneficial.” (Participant living with a stroke)
‘A very good course of treatment. The physiotherapist was very observant and attentive. The latter sessions were at a level which gave me positive benefits.” (Participant living with a brain injury)
“It is a joy coming. Thank you for all your empathy, dedication and hard work. It was wonderful to get help with my exercise and wellbeing As a disabled person, you can feel marginalised when it comes to accessing exercise.” (Participant living with Myopathy)
- 89% of survey respondents said that the course met their expectations.
- 78% said they would definitely take part in the continuation sessions.
- 100% said it was highly likely or likely they would recommend this service to a friend.
Survey conducted in March 2022