Department of Sport



At  David Ross Sports Village our state-of-the-art Hydro pool is heated to between 32 and 34˚C, allowing your body to relax, encouraging pain relief, better circulation, and improved flexibility. Hydrotherapy is the use of exercise in a heated pool to treat a variety of conditions.

Used by some of the top athletes in the country, hydrotherapy supports the recovery process following training and competitive fixtures. Our brand new facilities are ideal for athletes and performance sports teams to meet the demands of modern sport.

Aside from sports rehab and recovery, studies also show that hydrotherapy benefits patients rehabilitating from strokes, traumas, and other injuries as well as connective tissue diseases and asthma.

Open to the public, our facility on University Park campus offers a range of sessions in the pool tailored to your needs.

Hydrotherapy Benefits

The buoyancy and other properties of the water allow the intensity of the sessions to be decreased or increased, ranging from just floating and benefitting from the relaxation to high intensity strengthening sessions .

There are also a number of benefits such as:

  • Promotion of relaxation
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Cardiovascular fitness (heart and lungs)
  • Muscle strengthening, maintenance & restoration
  • Increase in range of motion of affected joints


Hydrotherapy can be used following some surgeries, and to treat conditions such as Arthritis, back pain, muscular conditions, and neurological conditions. The support given by the water allows patients to begin rehabilitation earlier & recover faster.

Prices for Members 

 StudentStaff, Alumni
& Associate 
Hydrotherapy 30mins 1-2-1 £30.00 £40.00 £50.00
Hydrotherapy 45mins 1-2-1 £40.00 £50.00 £60.00
Hydrotherapy Group £15.00 £15.00 £15.00


Prices for Non-Members

HydrotherapyStudentStaff, Alumni
& Associate 
Hydrotherapy 30mins 121 £55.00 £55.00  £55.00
Hydrotherapy 60mins 121 £65.00 £65.00 £65.00
Hydrotherapy Group £15.00



For more details please call the reception team on 0115 748 7070 or e-mail:


Based on B Floor of David Ross Sports Village, the Hydrotherapy Pool, which is located in the Sports Injury Clinic, can be accessed via a lift.

The facility has an accessible changing room and toilet next to poolside, for disabled users and those with mobility issues to make use of.

For people who may struggle to enter and exit the pool, we have a chair hoist, and the pool floor can also be raised right up level with the pool side. 

We also have a sling hoist for those people who cannot transfer independently to and from their wheelchair.

If you have any queries about accesability to the clinic, please call the reception team on 0115 748 7070



So if you are looking for a relaxing  and revitalising water based recovery,  make sure you book your hydropool session with the Sports Injury Clinic at David Ross Sports Village. For more details and prices please call the reception team on 0115 748 7070 or email



Emily Campbell- Bronze Commonwealth Medalist

"I’ve had a bad knee injury in the past so we’ve been working really hard to strengthen my knee and get rid of the pain. Since I’ve been lifting in the last 2 years I’ve put on 10/12 kilos to fill out the Super Heavyweight category so it’s been a challenge for me to get used to my new body and get in bottom position properly. I’ve been working in the Clinic with Andy to improve on the mobility side of things and in particular focus on building Lat strength, shoulder stability and hip mobility.

Having access to the new plunge pool at the Sports Injury Clinic has been incredible for recovery after gruelling sessions.  I’m quite used to having an ice bath the night before I lift, so I’m used to sitting in the freezing cold but building up to doing this 2/3 times a week is a new dimension. 

Working out at the University of Nottingham has made me realise how important it is to know your body. If you aren’t technically correct when lifting on a lower weight then you will risk injury at the higher weights and we try and pride technique over weight lifted. If the technique is there, the preparation has been done, then the weight will come."

Emily went on to win a Bronze medal in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. 




 Marie Lockwood  -  Public Patient 

Twenty-two months ago, I suffered a Stroke which left my without the use of the right- hand side of my body; On discharged the prognosis being 40% mobility.

Having spent three months in hospital unable to move with only three months of rehabilitation I knew I needed physiotherapy.

I was lucky enough to get private sessions from a neuron physio which is ongoing but realising I needed something more. Fortunately, I got in touch with David Ross sports injury centre where I was able to facilitate the hydro therapy pool.

Pete Gray has become my physio, the progress I have made with him has hugely benefitted my rehabilitation.

Each week Pete adapts the session not only to re-enforce what I’ve already achieved with him but to implement and encourage progression.

This would not have been the case without Pete’s expertise, kindness and humour!

I look forward to my continuing sessions with Pete and his team.



Phill - Public Patient 

Phil has been attending hydrotherapy since the Summer of 2018.  Phil is totally wheelchair bound due to a neurological condition, which means that he is able to do very little exercise. 

We find that when Phil goes to hydrotherapy and has a one to one session with the physiotherapist, he benefits both physically and mentally.  It is hard work for him and takes a lot of concentration. He feels it stimulates him, wakes his muscles up and he feels stronger after his sessions. 

The warm water increases his confidence in going into a pool.  The whole experience is pleasant and enjoyable and gives Phil something to look forward to each week.

Also it gives us huge pleasure to see Phil swim, stand and walk again, something he is no longer able to do on dry land!




University of Nottingham Sport

David Ross Sports Village
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000