When would it be a bad idea to use hydrotherapy?

If you have any of the following conditions

  • Unstable cardiac condition- especially left ventricular failure
  • Recent medical instability after acute episode without medical clearance (MI, CVA, DVT, PE, Status Asthmaticus)
  • Unstable angina
  • Renal compromise
  • Uncontrolled blood pressure (high or low)
  • Seizures / poorly controlled epilepsy
  • Loss of consciousness / blackouts
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Open wounds
  • Infectious conditions eg MRSA
  • Systemic illness with raised temperature
  • Chlorine allergy
  • Fear of water