Hydrotherapy is a form of water therapy directed at the treatment of chronic conditions, post-operative recovery, and pre-operative or general fitness in dogs.
Hydrotherapy is beneficial for:
Post-operative recovery from orthopedic procedures
Dogs with neurological conditions
Pets suffering from painful osteoarthritis
Dogs dealing with pain due to hip dysplasia
Metabolic conditions such as Cushing’s and diabetes which can result in muscle atrophy
Helping overweight or obese pets get the exercise they need to lose weight
Hydrotherapy can also be used as a training tool to help working dogs reach optimal fitness levels.
Hydrotherapy for dogs is a low-impact treatment that can help improve your pup's strength, range of motion and endurance. The buoyancy properties of water minimize weight bearing stress to the joints, which helps prevent tissue injuries, inflammation and pain. The buoyancy in the treadmill alleviates about 60% of your dog's body weight, which reduces stress on joints, minimizes pain and allows for better range of motion. The gentle compression applied by the surrounding water can reduce inflammation and stabilize joints. The water temperature is between 85-95 degrees, so it relaxes muscles and improves circulation. Because of the resistance created by the water, regular use results in a rapid increase is muscle mass!
Mon, Tues & Thur: 8am - 4pm
Wed: 9am - 8pm
Sat: 9am - 2pm
Our state-of-the-art underwater treadmill has the ability to vary water depths and walking speeds to tailor therapy specific to each patient. This allows us to modify the intensity of each session as your pup progresses through the therapy sessions. Our treadmill has jets that turn on and off as needed, an incline adjustment feature for a more intense workout and the tub can also be used as a swim tank for some patients such as working, arthritic, obese or professional sporting dogs. Our underwater treadmill can accommodate dogs of all sizes.
REQUIRED FOR HYDROTHERAPY:
Proof of Rabies and DHLP vaccines and a Negative Fecal exam (within the last year).
Veterinarian Approval for Hydrotherapy (the downloadable form is attached below OR also available for download under the "Forms & Agreements" tab).
Dogs with heart conditions such as heart murmur, lung disease, or that suffer from seizures are not permitted to do hydrotherapy.
15 min hydrotherapy session:
30 min hydrotherapy session:
30 min session w/resistance jets & automatic incline:
15 min fitness swim session:
30 min fitness swim session:
Before your pup's session please take your pup for a short walk so he/she can potty and please bring a couple of towels with you to help dry your dog off when they are done.
If you have insurance for your pup you can check with your provider to see if hydrotherapy ordered by your veterinarian for your pup's rehab is covered.