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Hydrotherapy pool

Waterworks – speed up your return to fitness

Our hydrotherapy pool and expertise could help you recover from injury.

Hydrotherapy pool

The hydrotherapy pool is a unique facility, built as part of Teesside University’s £17m investment in health and sport science facilities.

The pool provides an optimal environment for patients and athletes who require supported exercise as part of a rehabilitation or training programme. The facilities include a ceiling track hoist, pool step access, individual changing rooms, floatation equipment and underwater treadmill trainers for additional cardiovascular exercise.

The benefits of hydrotherapy include:

  • non weight bearing training to accelerate injury recovery times
  • the buoyancy of the water reduces the weight of a patient by about 70 per cent significantly reducing the load on joints, limbs and tendons
  • improved sports performance with less risk of injury
  • return to fitness sooner.

Features include:

  • appropriate depths for swimming, walking and running
  • variable speed treadmill
  • resistance jets
  • swimming flume
  • variable temperature to suit different activities
  • group working space
  • video analysis.

A range of organisations, athletes and patients have benefitted from state-of-the-art facilities and technical expertise including:

  • world record holder and ultra-distance runner Sharon Gayter
  • paratriathlete and Commonwealth Gold Medallist Jade Jones-Hall
  • Hartlepool Football Club
  • Neural Pathways Clinical Lead Physiotherapist

We also offer comprehensive sports performance and rehabilitation facilities and expertise.

Price: £35 per 30 minute session (up to 12 people can be in a session group) and £70 per 60 min session.


‘The hydrotherapy pool and physiology labs at the University made a huge difference to my training, particularly in the run up to the Commonwealth Games where we were able to manipulate the conditions in the climate chamber to replicate those I would be competing in in Australia.’

Jade Jones-Hall (Paratriathlete and Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist)

‘I regularly use Teesside University Pool for hydrotherapy sessions with one of my clients as it one of the few therapeutically heated pools in the area to offer hoisting facilities. The University staff have been extremely helpful and supportive from the very first visit. Stuart and his team consistently prepare the environment so the session runs smoothly every time. They provide a high quality service and are interested in supporting the client to achieve their therapy goals.’

Penny Maddock (Neural Pathways Clinical Lead Physiotherapist)

‘Having access to such a facility as the hydrotherapy pool has helped my performance and training throughout the year and allowed me to take my training and match play to the next level. Everything ran perfectly, from the staff and their knowledge of the equipment and facilities, to the actual facilities themselves. It has allowed me to keep up fitness levels during injury and take the load off my body during season so I can recover but workout at the same time.’

Stephen Reeves (Semi-professional Cricketer on the Elite Athlete Scheme at Teesside University)

Find out more

To find out more about the hydrotherapy facilities, email Stuart Brown:

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