Hydrotherapy

Our hydrotherapists are veterinary professionals who have chosen to specialise and advance their skills with additional qualifications in hydrotherapy, rehabilitation and fitness.

We are proud to offer a therapeutic based service where each dog is treated as an individual and a bespoke and appropriate treatment plan is formulated for his/her own stage of rehabilitation/fitness.

  • A hydrotherapist will work on a one to one basis in the pool with your dog
  • Health check, mobility & muscle health assessment prior to treatment
  • Appropriate, targeted swimming exercises & movement shaping
  • Aquatic Physiotherapy
  • Aquatic Massage
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Home Exercise Plan
  • Weight Management Plan (If necessary)
  • Patient and sympathetic care of your dog
  • Therapeutically enriched clinic environment
  • Ongoing support for you and your dog

How can Hydrotherapy help?

  • Rehabilitation post-surgery
  • Relief from osteo-arthritis
  • Relief and rehabilitation from musculoskeletal conditions
  • Relief and rehabilitation from neurological conditions
  • As part of a weight management plan
  • As part of a Geriatric Care plan
  • General Conditioning
  • Performance Enhancement for sports and show dogs
  • Behavioural enrichment

How does Hydrotherapy work?

  • The buoyancy of water supports the body and reduces the load on weight bearing joints, helping to reduce pain and allow easier movement, increasing the range of movement which in turn improves muscle tone and cardio-vascular health.
  • Major muscle groups are gently toned and strengthened as they work against the resistance, viscosity & cohesion of the water..
  • Improved muscle health results in improved range of movement and support of damaged/diseased joints, leading to improved mobility and comfort.
  • The warm temperature(29-32c) and hydrostatic pressure afford natural pain relief, sensory stimulation and are instrumental in promoting improved circulation of blood to and from muscles aiding the healing of damaged tissues, muscle relaxation, reduction of swelling and consequently a reduction in pain and stiffness… and ultimately improved well-being

What do I do next?

Appointments can be made directly with CanineKinetics, however veterinary referral and consent is always required.

Your vet may chose to contact us first and we will then ring you to arrange an appointment

Please Note: Our treatments are complementary to your veterinary surgeons care, and not an alternative. We like to work closely with your dog’s own vet and will always refer back with any concerns we may have regarding your pets’ health and treatment plan.