Hydrotherapy involves carrying out exercises and specific physical therapy techniques in water to help relieve pain, relax and strengthen muscles, increase circulation and subsequently improve function.

About Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy can lead to many benefits for patients who need to recover from e.g. surgery, a stroke or spinal cord related injuries such as:

  • Re-education and encouragement of normal movement
  • Allows standing in those who are unable to weight-bear out of the water – the buoyancy effect of water
  • Improved walking technique
  • Improved balance and coordination
  • Improved independence and function
  • Improve self-confidence
  • Reduce the fear of falling  

Peter will make sure your hydrotherapy programme is tailored to your needs to maximise these benefits and ensure you will feel comfortable in the water.

QUALITY FACT CHECK

  • Graduated in 2001 from Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands with a Bacholor’s Degree in Physical Therapy
  • Is a member of the Paramedical Association St. Maarten
  • Is a member of the Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy
  • Is registered at the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor in St. Maarten under registration number 52018
  • Is registered at the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport in The Netherlands under registration number 39056388504 (BIG-register)
  • Is registered in the Dutch KRF-NL (Quality Register Physical Therapy) under registration number 71787