Just look through the listed questions below and hopefully you will find the answer
to any questions you may have about the pool. If you can't find the answer to any
questions you have, please feel free to contact the Puffin Pool office direct where
we will be happy to answer your question.
What is hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is treatment of the body immersed in warm water. The buoyancy and resistance
of the water allows stretching of muscles, less painful movement of the joints, strengthening
of the muscles, improved gait, improved balance. There can also be psychological
and social benefits. The atmosphere is also conducive to relaxation with all its
Do I have to be referred to the pool by my GP, Consultant, Physio etc.?
No, the pool is out with the NHS system -just contact us directly. If you wish you
can ask your GP about the benefits of coming to the pool or if you have a serious
health condition ask his/her permission.
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Do I need to be assessed?
If you have recently being attending a Hydrotherapy facility and are confident with
your rehabilitation regime, you do not need to see our resident Physios
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After my assessment, can I turn up anytime and go into the pool?
Unfortunately not, as many sessions at the pool are pre-booked by organizations for
disabled adults and children. See the timetable on this site for groups labelled
mobility - these are available for your use.
What medical conditions prevent me using the pool?
It would be inadvisable to attend if you suffer from: Recent strokes, recent pulmonary
embolism, recent heart attack or recent deep vein thrombosis. Infected or uncovered
wounds, resting angina, double incontinence or cardiac failure.
Check with your GP or consultant if you are in doubt.
I cannot swim, Can I still benefit from using the pool?
Yes. At its deepest, the pool is only 1.35m deep and at all times has a qualified
lifeguard on duty. There is a rail all the way round the side. Most exercises can
be adapted so that you do not have to let go of the rail. We also have a wide range
of floats, arm bands etc to help you in the water.