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About Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy or water therapy, is the use of water to relieve discomfort and promote physical and mental wellbeing. Hydrotherapy lets your dog exercise in a non-weight bearing environment which relieves pressure on joints whilst encouraging a full range of motion, muscle development and improved cardiovascular fitness.

Hydrotherapy can be used to:

Hydrotherapy can be used to:

  • Decrease pain
  • Reduce swelling and stiffness
  • Relax muscle tension or spasm
  • Increase muscle bulk, strength and tone
  • Increase range of movement
  • Improve sensory perception
  • Slow the progression of the effects of degenerative diseases
  • Increase speed of recovery following injury or surgery
  • Reduce frustration for dogs on reduced exercise or cage rest
  • Improve cardiovascular fitness
  • Aid weight loss
  • Improve quality of life
Conditions treated with hydrotherapy include the following categories

Conditions treated with hydrotherapy include the following categories

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Orthopaedic
  • Neurological
  • Degenerative and medical conditions
  • Age related conditions-either juvenile or geriatric
These conditions may include

These conditions may include

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Elbow and Hip dysplasia
  • Cruciate ligament failure
  • Luxating patella
  • Panosteitis (growing pains)
  • Spondylosis
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Spinal injuries
  • Degenerative myelopathy
  • Obesity