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-Hydrotherapy-
Underwater Treadmill

What is Hydrotherapy?

  • Hydrotherapy uses the properties of water to create a partially non weight bearing environment for your dog to exercise in

  • This allows for a safe environment, to help build muscle mass, increase joint range of motion, reduce pain and inflammation and increase cardiovascular fitness

  • The water is kept at 30-32 degrees Celsius which allows for many therapeutic benefits 

  • 5 minutes of Aquatic treadmill therapy is equivalent to about 20 minutes walking on land!

What is involved in a hydrotherapy session?

  • We will ask an overview of your dogs clinical history and their home management details i.e. daily exercise, diet, supplements etc 

  • Static and dynamic assessment including a quick health check

  • Fitting of a harness

  • Shower to ensure your dog is clean and to warm their muscles

 

  • Your dog will then enter the treadmill and undergo their session

  • Post session your dog willl be showered again to rinse of the chlorinated water from the treadmill

  • Your dog will then be towel dried (hair drier used for dogs that tolerate it!). We recommend if its cold weather, that you bring a coat for your dog to wear on the journey home​​

  • Your appointment should last between 30 mins - 1 hour depending upon your dogs requirements

Benefits of Hydrotherapy:

  • Reduce pain, stiffness and inflammation

  • increase muscle mass and tone

  • Increase cardiovascular fitness

  • Aid recovery post operatively

  • Aid weight loss

  • Increase circulation

  • Increase joint range of motion 

What conditions can hydrotherapy help?

  • Pre and post surgical cases

  • Arthritis

  • Soft tissue injuries

  • Hip/elbow dysplasia

  • Other orthopaedic conditions such as cruciate disease/ patella luxation

  • Neurological conditions

  • Spinal conditions

  • General pain and swelling

  • General mobility issues

  • Obesity

  • Fitness and conditioning

Vet surgeons Act 1966

All animals require veterinary consent before their hydrotherapy session in compliance with the law. Referral forms can be found at the bottom of each page.

 

Prices

2024 prices- To celebrate opening we are offering a 10% discount on the normal price of £45, so until 31st December 2024 each session is £40.50

Please contact for specific prices if you have multiple dogs that are requiring fitness and conditioning sessions

Many insurance companies will cover hydrotherapy sessions so be sure to check if your policy does 

Attending a hydrotherapy session, find out more below:

Terms and conditions
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