Hydrotherapy involves the use of water for pain relief and treatment. The term encompasses a broad range of approaches and therapeutic methods that take advantage of the physical properties of water, such as temperature and pressure, for therapeutic purposes, to stimulate blood circulation and treat the symptoms of certain diseases.
By providing all the basic therapies plus more unconventional therapies and therapies completely new to Zambia all under one roof, the centre aims to be able to treat people with a variety of different disabilities without the need to travel from one place to another.
The Centre's extensive network allows you to book therapies not specifically provided at the centre and they will organise this for you, bring the therapists to you instead of you travelling to them. They arrange visits from nutritionists, counsellors, neuro therapists and many more.
When taking on a new patient, a physiotherapist will take his/her health history and perform a physical examination. He will then develop a treatment plan tailored to the patient's needs. Some of the treatments that physiotherapists use are as follows:
The Hydrotherapy Centre offers the services of paediatric physiotherapists who are specially trained to meet the needs of children. They treat children with developmental delays, congenital problems, injuries, or illness.
Occupational therapy - is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life.
Rebound therapy - is the use of a trampoline for physical therapy in order to develop and promote motor skills, body awareness, balance, coordination and communication.
Cranial sacral therapy - is a gentle, noninvasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. The goal is to release compression in those areas which alleviates stress and pain.
Speech and language therapy - provides treatment, support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing
Play therapy - is a form of therapy primarily geared toward children. In this form of therapy, a therapist encourages a child to explore life events that may have an effect on current circumstances, in a manner and pace of the child's choosing, primarily through play but also through language. Play therapy, can help individuals communicate, explore repressed thoughts and emotions, address unresolved trauma, and experience personal growth and is widely viewed as an important, effective, and developmentally appropriate mental health treatment.