Hydrotherapy is physiotherapy conducted in a heated pool. It is particularly beneficial for people with a disability, a long-term health condition or people who are rehabilitating from an operation or injury. Hydrotherapy is also useful for relaxation purposes and to relieve stress.
Our pool is heated to around 36°C (just under body temperature). You do not need to swim to use our pool, as it is no deeper than 1.2m.
We are one of the few hydrotherapy pools in the country to be open to the general public.
Opening times and admission charges
Public opening times
|Monday||9.30am to 11am & 12pm to 1pm|
|Tuesday||9.30am to 1.30pm & 3.30pm to 4.30pm|
|Wednesday||10.30am to 12pm & 1pm to 2pm|
|Thursday||1pm to 3.30pm & 4pm to 6pm|
|Friday||10am to 1.30pm|
|Saturday||9am to 10am, 11am to 12pm & 1pm to 2pm|
Aquatic fitness classes
|Thursday||6pm to 7pm|
|Saturday||12pm to 1pm|
Public sessions with Physiotherapist
|Monday||3pm to 4.30pm|
Sessions are booked for 1 hour including changing times. Generally, sessions are for half an hour in the water as recommended by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. All sessions must be booked in advance by calling 01733 453583.
|Public session||£4.50 per person|
|Public session for individuals with two carers||£10|
|Aquatic fitness session||£6 per person|
|Public physiotherapy||£15 per person|
Block book discounts on all sessions available.
For further information on group or private bookings, please contact the pool.
Booking your first hydrotherapy session
Contact the pool to make an appointment for your first session, when you arrive we will ask you to provide contact details and complete a short self-referral form. You will receive an introductory tour of the facilities and be able to use the pool and spa. You may then make appointments for further sessions.
What to bring with you - please bring your swimming costume, a towel, a bottle of water and, if you need them, reading glasses for completing the forms.
Brining people with you - you are welcome to bring family members, friends and carers with you. However, each person entering the pool must complete a self-referral form and be charged at the same rate.
Accessibility - The pool has easy to manage steps with a double handrail and a hoist with both chair and sling attachments. It also has an electric travelling hoist for use in the changing rooms, staff are trained to assist with this. The pool also has a shower trolley and baby changing facility.
What to do when in the pool - You can use the pool to exercise or relax in. If you don't have your own exercises and would like some, we can make you an appointment with one of our qualified aquatic physiotherapists.
Health conditions for which hydrotherapy is not suitable - Hydrotherapy is safe for the vast majority of conditions. However, for certain conditions (listed in our self-referral form), we may require a GP’s signature to confirm it will be a safe treatment. If you have any concerns about this, please mention them when you make your first appointment.
How to find St George's Community Hydrotherapy Pool
The pool is part of St George’s School building and the entrance is on Dogsthorpe Road near the Dogsthorpe fire station. The hydrotherapy pool has a small, free car park directly outside the entrance.
St George's Community Hydrotherapy Pool
- 367 Dogsthorpe Road
If you are using public transport there's a bus stop, Dogsthorpe Bluebell, close to the pool's entrance.
Please do not hesitate in contacting us if you have any further questions or would like to arrange a visit or initial appointment. One of our friendly team will be delighted to assist you.
- Telephone: 01733 453 583
- Email: stgeorgeshydrotherapypool@peterborough,gov,uk
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/stgeorgespool
- Twitter: @Pborohydropool
Friends of St George's Community Hydrotherapy Pool
The Friends of St George’s is a charitable group run by customers and supporters of the pool. They raise funds to buy pieces of equipment for customers to use in the pool, and also write the pool’s newsletter.
You can find out more about the hydrotherapy pool from the Friends of St George's website.
We look forward to welcoming you to the pool.