The treatment carried out at Aqua Paws will be tailored to each patients needs. Using the hydrotherapy pool or under water treadmill, or a combination of both, the treatment will be adjusted where necessary to ensure your pet receives the best possible treatment and achieves the most successful result possible.
Hydrotherapy can range from simply floating in the water or a gentle swim to relieve inflammation and pain or more vigorous exercise to increase use of limbs, muscle tone and bulk or to strengthen the support for joints.
If your dog has suffered an injury, has an orthopedic condition or is recovering from surgery, treatment in this non weight bearing or partially weight bearing environment, can assist recovery. Treatment can be less painful in water and improves range of movement, which can be difficult on land.
Hydrotherapy promotes physical well-being and can benefit dogs with numerous conditions. It can also be used for improving or maintaining fitness, weight loss or simply just for fun in a safe environment.
Hydrotherapy can be used to:
Reduce inflammation and swelling
Relax muscle tension
Increase joint range of movement
Increase strength, tone and muscle bulk
Help with returning to normal life or work
Slowing of progression of some symptoms of degenerative diseases
Improve quality of life
Pre or Post operative conditioning
Improve confidence in the water
Conditions may include:
Post operative rehabilitation
Cruciate ligament rupture
Spondylosis – spinal arthritis
Both the pool and treadmill are heated between 29-31 degree c and is tested throughout the day to maintain a high standard of cleanliness.
Each session will include:
A health check prior to treatment
A tailored treatment programme
One to one hydrotherapy session
Use of the pool or treadmill or a combination of both
Post treatment shower
Access to drying facilities
Progress reports for you and your vet
By choosing to use a Registered Canine Hydrotherapist (RCH) you can be assured that the hydrotherapist looking after your dog is trained in hydrotherapy and is required to abide by a code of practice and ethics by their professional association.