HYDROTHERAPY

Hydrotherapy from a qualified Small Animal Hydrotherapist.

Hydrotherapy is an aquatic exercise therapy which is suitable to help treat many different conditions.
The aquatic environment and the buoyancy it provides allows dogs who may not be able to bare their entire weight on land, to exercise freely and effectively whilst in water. The alleviation of the pressures of gravity combined with the increased viscocity of water compared to air, makes it an intensive yet safe environment to help maintain and build muscle and allow joints to move more freely.
Our hydrotherapy is conducted in our specially designed canine underwater treadmill (HydroTreadmill Co - Canine2100). This allows us to control the water level, speed, intensity and duration of the treatment.

Having undergone specialised advanced training in the use of underwater treadmills we have obtained expert knowledge of treatment options for many differing conditions. Your dog will be guided and monitored throughout the treatment with a direct hands on approach ensuring the highest level of support and effectiveness of the treatment for the specified condition.

Hydrotherapy can be used for surgery/injury rehabilitation, arthritic or elderly patients, improving strength and fitness, weight management and more.

Important information

The safety and wellbeing of the dog is of the highest importance. Before treatment can commence, we will need to assess various factors to ensure there are no contraindications to treatment. As we are not veterinarians, we cannot diagnose conditions, perform surgery or prescribe medications. We will however work alongside your veterinarian, to ensure we provide the right treatment for your dog’s condition.
As part of our assessment prior to starting therapy we will require your dog's full health history and veterinary records, including imagery (x-rays, CT scans, etc.), details of medications and any other supporting documents you can provide.
This will enable us to develop the safest and most effective treatment plan using therapies which complement their veterinary care to help improve your dog's condition.
We will provide advice on best practice for environment and exercise according to your dog’s condition following treatment, with ongoing support as required.

For treatment suitability, please see our FAQ page.

Canine Underwater Treadmill

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