Hydrotherapy for children with complex needs and physical disabilities
5 May assessments
12, 19, 26 May in pool
9, 16, 23 June in pool
We have booked exclusive use of Teddington Hydrotherapy Pool on Sunday afternoons
mainly aimed at children with Cerebral Palsy and other physical and mobility difficulties.
We are limiting each course to 4 children so that Stefan can give them the individual attention they need. We will be running another hydrotherapy course in the spring.
We are asking parents to express an interest in their child taking part in this course. Places will be allocated according to need. Places will be confirmed within a few weeks and then payment will be requested.
If your child has had hydrotherapy recently, whether through us or on the NHS, please can you wait a few days before booking, to allow those children with severe needs who haven’t had recent access to hydrotherapy to book first.
Also if your child’s needs are less severe, please allow priority to those with more challenging needs.
This course will take place on Sundays from 13.30 to 14.30.
The hydrotherapy sessions will take place at Teddington Pool and Fitness Centre, Vicarage Road, Teddington TW11 8EZ.
This is just off Teddington High Street.
There is on-site parking which is free on a Sunday and wheelchair accessible car park spaces.
for more information on location etc
The hydrotherapy sessions will be led by Stefan Latanowski, who provides our developmental yoga on Friday mornings. Stefan is both a qualified physiotherapist and yoga teacher. He currently provides private 1:1 sessions at Teddington Hydrotherapy Pool.
The first session will be on dry land, for case histories and needs assessments. Sessions 2 onwards will be in the pool.
A parent or carer is expected to go into the water with their child, as this is a great opportunity to experience this therapy together.
Each child will be in the water for 30 minutes grouped together with one other child. The amount of direct contact time with each child is dependent upon the numbers of children wishing to take part and the level of their needs. Once this is known Stefan will allocate you a pool entry time of either 1:30 or 2.00 pm.
We are suggesting a donation of £55 towards the cost of a 7 week course.
When the children’s needs have been assessed, you will receive confirmation that your child has a place on the course and can then make payment via our website.
Families in financial difficulties are welcome to contact us about an assisted place. Please book a place for your child and then send us an email.
Teddington Hydrotherapy Pool provides a unique environment for people who require supported exercise as part of a rehabilitation programme.
Water temperature is maintained at 34 to 36°C
The facilities include:·
· 3 x assisted changing cubicles with waterproof, adjustable and movable beds (one with a shower in the same cubicle)
· 3 x curtained disabled changing units with seats
· 1 x disabled shower and toilet cubicle with seat
· 1 x disabled shower cubicle with seat
· 1 x open shower next to poolside
· All changing rooms have emergency alarms in place
· Shower and toilet accessible wheelchair
· A manual oxford dipper 140 hoist next to poolside
· An electronic Bianca movable and adjustable hoist that can be used from poolside into the assisted changing unit
If you are interested in hydrotherapy for your child, please click HERE and enter more information about your child’s needs. We will then assess the needs of all the children interested and work out a timetable for therapy time in the water. We will then confirm your child’s place on the course, ask you to make payment and send you some forms to complete. We will also then confirm whether Stefan needs to see your child for the first land-based assessment and suggest a time to you.
Thank you for your interest.