About Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy means simply 'therapy in water. This therapy has been used for many years in human recovery and recently has been extended to our canine companions. Hydrotherapy can be completed in both a swimming pool or with an underwater treadmill.

Benefits Of Hydrotherapy

Gait re-education following spinal or neurological injury/disease

Faster return to the previous function following injury or surgery

Prevention of muscle atrophy

Accelerated muscle strengthening

Maintaining or prolonging mobility in senior pets

Improved joint range of motion

Balance re-education

Alleviation of muscle spasms

Post-race recovery

Conditioning for sport and show ring

Improved weight bearing and posture

Improved fitness and cardiac health

Promote blood circulation

Key Conditions

At Canine Hydro we use an underwater treadmill to provide controlled exercise for orthopaedic, neuromuscular and pathological conditions.

Orthopaedic Conditions (post-surgical and conservative management)

• Fractures

• Cruciate disease

• Luxating patella

• Elbow dysplasia

• Amputation

• Hip dysplasia

• Arthritis

• Degenerative joint disease

Neurolomuscular Conditions

• Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD)

• Muscle atrophy

• Paralysis

• Weakness

• Brachial plexus avulsion

• Sciatic nerve damage

• Trauma

• Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis and Polyneuropathy (GOLPP)

• Degenerative neuropathies

Pathological Conditions

• Obesity

• Fibrocartilaginous Embolism

• Inflammatory myopathies

• Degenerative myopathy

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Safe & Modern Technology

At Canine Hydro, we use the Aquatread underwater treadmill. This modern technology allows us to tailor each session to the individual by altering the following:

  • Water depth

  • Incline

  • Resistance (using jets)

  • Speed

  • Isolation of which limbs are being used

Disinfected & Cleaned

The Aquatread™ underwater treadmill ensures hygiene by utilising a hair trap, filter pump, sand filter, UV light, salt chlorinator and heat pump.

We conduct daily water testing to ensure our water quality is safe. Water is also tested monthly at the lab to monitor bacterial concentrations.

Patient safety is our number one priority and each time you attend Canine Hydro, we guarantee the facilities will be of the highest standard.