Hydrotherapy, formerly called hydropathy and also called water cure, is a part of alternative medicine, occupational therapy, and physiotherapy, that involves the use of water for pain relief and treatment.



Hydrotherapy (also known as Aquatic Therapy) is physiotherapy exercises in warm water. It can help pain, disability or with recovery from illness or injury. Hydrotherapy uses the unique properties of warm water to improve movement of stiff or swollen joints, provide relaxation, strengthen weak muscles and alleviate aches and pains.