One small step for the pool, one giant leap for our members.
We are delighted to announce that our new pool steps have been installed. These steps make it easier for everyone to get in and out of the pool, enabling even more people to take advantage of our hydrotherapy treatment.
Our pool has always had a hoist to allow those more severely restricted in their movement to use the pool, but the previous pool steps were too steep and unsteady for anyone who didn’t need to use the hoist. The difficulty of getting in and out of the water created a barrier for some people wanting to make the most of our hydrotherapy treatment. These steps not only make it easier but are flexible to work with the pool floor at different depths too.
We’re already seeing people in the pool who weren’t using it before and now some of those who are less mobile and currently use the hoist are working up to using the steps as their therapy goal. It’s really helping their motivation to have a practical goal like this to aim for. I’ve had one person walking up and down the pool today who is determined to be able to use the steps when we’ve strengthened his legs enough.
Andrew Wychadanczuk, Hydrotherapist
We were only able to replace the steps thanks to kind donations from the Butler-Caddle family, Winslow Rotary Club, Hospital Saturday Fund, Mobbs Memorial Trust and the Carrington Charitable Trust. Their generosity will help many more people benefit from hydrotherapy.
Hydrotherapy is a great way for people with MS and other neurological conditions to be able to exercise using the additional support and resistance that water provides.
Find out more about hydrotherapy here.