Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy

A qualified veterinary hydrotherapist/physiotherapist will work in the pool with your dog, employing a range of techniques including targeted swimming & physiotherapy exercises, whilst utilising the natural properties of water.

How can Hydrotherapy help…

  • Rehabilitation post-surgery
  • Relief from osteo-arthritis
  • Relief and rehabilitation from musculoskeletal conditions
  • Relief and rehabilitation from neurological conditions
  • Weight Reduction
  • Geriatric Care
  • General Conditioning
  • Performance Enhancement for sports and show dogs
  • Behavioural enhancement

 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.
  • Sudden twists, stops, and falls are impossible in the water making hydrotherapy a safe and effective form of exercise.
  • Major muscle groups are toned, and muscle mass and strength increased as they work against the resistance of the water.
  • Improved muscle health results in improved range of movement and support of damaged/diseased joints.
  • The warm temperature(28-31c) and hydrostatic pressure afford natural pain relief, sensory stimulation and are instrumental in stimulating the circulatory system.
  • Increasing the circulation of blood to and from muscles promotes 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.

Our therapists will tailor a bespoke treatment plan to suit individual dogs’ needs.

We work closely with your veterinary surgeon and will always report back with any concerns we may have regarding your pets’ health and treatment plan.