The main service provided by Backcare Lothian is Warm Water Exercise Sessions.
Warm water gentle exercise can be beneficial for acute and chronic back pain and other conditions.
BackCare Lothian Branch hire the Hydrotherapy pool at Astley Ainslie Hospital in the Morningside area at 133 Grange Loan, Edinburgh EH9 2HL. (On entering the hospital grounds, follow the signs for the Scientific Block, which contains the Hydrotherapy pool.)
A physiotherapist, specialising in pain management, provides free advice and suitable water-based exercises
Sessions each last half an hour, and are early evening from 5pm on Tuesdays. Early evening sessions are mainly for new members requiring advice from the physiotherapist.
Booking is essential as only 6 members can exercise in the pool at any one time
Cost is £25 per month, paid in advance by Standing Order or Cash/Cheque
Newcomers are offered 3 trial sessions at £5 each
Hydrotherapy pool users must be BackCare members for Insurance purposes.
A Lifeguard is on duty.
Members must be able to undress/dress themselves and enter and leave the pool unaided.
For further information or to book a place, please contact Jean Houston on 0131 441 3611.