Canine Hydrotherapy

Water is a fabulous environment in which to exercise. The principle of buoyancy combined with that of resistance make this a most unique and safe method of rehabilitation.

We have an underwater treadmill that provides an opportunity to strengthen muscles with little to no pressure on the patient’s joints. The warmth of the water helps to increase flexibility and mobility of muscles, tendons, ligaments that surround the joints as well as enhance circulation.

It is not unusual for an animal that is not using a limb on land to use it when walking in the water. They often use it in an exaggerated motion which adds to the therapeutic benefits of hydrotherapy.

We can adjust variables of speed, duration of treatment and water level during each treatment to maximize our treatment plan.

Benefits of Hydrotherapy:hydrotherapy for dogs

  • Comfortable Movement
  • Earlier Return to Function
  • Muscle Strengthening
  • Increased Cardiovascular Stamina
  • Neuromuscular Re-Education
  • Weight Loss
  • Increase in Patient’s Self Confidence