Over the past year two years as COVID’19 caused us to run a restricted service, our Next Steppers have missed out on a substantial amount of their essential Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy requirements. At the moment we are unable to measure the impact that this has had on the individuals that we support.

          Why Is Hydro So Important?

Hydrotherapy involves stimulation and gentle exercise in water at a constant temperature of 33-36 °C. As a bonus, pools often integrate multi-sensory equipment such as lighting and sound to stimulate the senses. The gravity free hydrotherapy environment offers multiple physical and physiological benefits.

A few of these benefits are…

  • Loosens tight muscles
  • Assistance with joint movement
  • Improving spatial awareness
  • Improved breathing
  • Boosts immune system
  • Stimulates blood supply, improving the function of internal organs
  • Relief of pain and muscle spasm
  • Freedom of movement increasing independence to standing in water


We would like to extend a huge unmeasurable thank you to those that have supported us on our journey to in house Hydrotherapy.

We are immensely thankful for all of the support we have received in donations from friends, businesses and Grants, their support is invaluable to all at Next Step. We are currently in the process of developing a special thank you at King Cross, stay tuned for the final result.

Fantastic news – work is complete!

Please check back for photos in the near future!