Hydrotherapy has many benefits..

  • The warmth of the water can help muscles relax and ease pain in joints, helping you to exercise
  • The water helps support weight, helping to relieve pain and increase the range of movement in joints
  • Help improve muscle strength, by providing resistance.

Available Hydrotherapy in Cornwall

(Correct as of March 2024 – please check with providers as subject to change)

NASS Cornwall (National Axial Spondylarthritis Society)

Physio led, Wednesdays at RCHT, 4.30-5.15 and 5.15-6.00, £8 per session

Mondays at Kernow Hydro, Portreath, 1.15-14.15, £10 per session.

Contact details, Cornwall@nass.co.ukNASS Cornwall | National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society, or Cornwall.physio@nass.co.uk

Hydro club, Monday and Tuesday evenings, 4.30-6.30pm, ½ hour sessions, self management only, no physio present, £10 annual membership and £30 per month. This can only be accessed once a patient has been through the hydrotherapy department and had an exercise programme prescribed. Contact: Zoe Bushell, hydroclubtruromembers@gmail.com

Kernow Hydro

We have three options for hydrotherapy at this time.

Group (max 8 people) £10 – 60 mins

The Hydrotherapy sessions are non-instructed and give you an opportunity to use our warm waters for your own exercise programme. You can bring an exercise programme from your own physiotherapist with you and use our equipment to further the movements.

Private Hire (minimum of two people required) £20 for medical or £30 for non-medical

Private use of the pool for 30 minutes. For safety reasons, there must be a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 8, the cost does not change in relation to the number of people you bring.

Circuit classes £10 for 45 mins

A circuit session led by a retired nurse. You will be shown different ways that the equipment can be used but a specific plan for your own needs will not be offered.

To book a session, you will need to register on Class Manager CLICK HERE

Once you have done this, please create a student – this will allow you to see the spaces available and enrol in one that is convenient.

For further information please contact Kernow Hydro, The Track, New Portreath Road, TR16 4HN, www.kernowhydro.co.uk.

St Michaels Resort

Two facilities at the resort which both offer different experiences. The Hydro pool is located in the spa please contact spa@stmichaelsresort.com for more information

At the Health Club there is a 17-metre leisure pool which is 1.4 m deep and runs between 30-32 degrees. Also available, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi wall and swan neck massage jets. For membership information, opening times and prices at the Health Club please see the link below: Gym Memberships | Health Club | St Michaels (stmichaelsresort.com)

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