Hydrotherapy working together with Veterinary treatment can help significantly with the rehabilitation process before and/or after surgery or traumatic injury, increasing the chance of a successful return to full fitness. Hydrotherapy can also be beneficial for overweight pets, for general health and fitness and also young growing dogs diagnosed with developmental conditions.
There are several therapeutic effects to be gained from your pet having hydrotherapy.
Increased tissue healing; increased range of motion in joints; helps improve the small animals paw placement and gait; improved circulation; cardiovascular fitness; increased speed of recovery; Relief of pain, swelling and stiffness; muscle strengthening and maintenance; promotion of relaxation.
Conditions that are commonly referred: Hip Dysplasia (HD), Total or Partially ruptured cruciate ligament (CCL), Luxating Patella, Osteoarthritis (OA), Chronic Degenerative Radiculomyelopathy (CDRM), Obesity, Idiopathic Vestibular Syndrome (stroke), and many more.
We like to do a gait assessment with our patients, this gives us a clear indication to where they’re weaker, and we as a team put our patients first and give them the time and care that they need.