Exercise Pools

(Please note that due to current Covid Restrictions the pools are not available for use)

Warm water gentle exercise can be beneficial for acute and chronic back pain and other conditions.

Astley Ainslie Hydropool
BackCare Lothian Branch hire the Hydropool 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.
Sessions, each lasting 30 minutes, are on a Tuesdays evening from 5 to 7pm. Sessions for the first hour are mainly reserved for new members requiring advice from the physiotherapist.

Oaklands School Hydropool
BackCare Lothian Branch hire the Hydropool at Oaklands School in the Pennywell/Drylaw area at 750 Ferry Road, Edinburgh EH4 4PQ. The pool is located at the back of the school. Turn off Ferry Road onto Pennywell dual carriageway and then immediately turn left into the Craigroyston Health Centre. There is a small lane on the right hand side of the Health Centre that leads around to the pool.
Sessions, each lasting 45 minutes, are on a Wednesday evening from 4 to 6pm.

Braidburn School Swimming pool
BackCare Lothian Branch hire the Swimming pool at Braidburn School, 107 Oxgangs Road, Edinburgh E14 1ED, during School terms.
This pool is bigger and offers the oportunity to swim or exercise (e.g. walking in water) in a spacious pool in warmer water than a normal pool.
Sessions, each lasting 45 minutes, are on a Wednesday evening from 6 to 7pm.

At all our Pools
A lifeguard is on duty.
A physiotherapist specialising in pain management is in attendance weekly/fornightly and provides free advice and guidance on suitable water-based exercises.
Members  must be able to undress/dress themselves and enter and leave the pool unaided.
Booking is essential as the number of members that can exercise in the pool at any one time is limited.

Newcomers are offered 3 trial sessions at 5 each
Thereafter you must become a Backcare Member for insurance purposes (annual Membership Fee 15).
Pool fees, equivalent to 5 per evening are paid monthly. In the case of Braidburn Pool the fees are paid by school term block.

Fees are payable regardless of attendance as Backcare still have to pay rental and other costs for the pools.

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