Hydrotherapy… for Conditioning and Rehabilitation
We use Hydrotherapy (Underwater Treadmill) for Dogs as part of a multi – modal approach to a Canine Rehabilitation or Conditioning program
Rehabilitating a dog with water has many benefits. One is decreased weight bearing through the joints, which reduces pain.
In the water, gentle range of motion of all four limbs is accomplished and strengthening is provided by the water resistance.
Neurological re-education for muscles occurs because they are used differently. There are also psychological benefits for dogs that occur because they are able to exercise without pain.