Orthopaedic rehabilitation — It is recognised that hydrotherapy greatly assists in recovery post-surgery and we therefore recommend it to many of our patients.
Arthritis — By using hydrotherapy, the limbs are given extra support by the water, encouraging a greater range of motion. This increases muscle bulk which provides extra support to ailing joints.
Obesity — Extra weight on pets is becoming a bigger problem these days. We will be using the hydrotherapy unit as an aid in our weight-control programs. Again, the water acts as a support, allowing the animals to exercise more easily and aiding weight loss.
Fitness/Stamina work — In this area, the treadmill acts in the same way as it will in a gym, with the added benefit that the water acts as a resistance to push against, hence allowing more controlled exercise.
Our operators are fully trained and work with one of our vets to ensure that your pet gets the correct course of treatment. They will also use physiotherapy when required. Our Hydro unit is situated in our Ramsey branch. Please call them if you want more information or even just a look at the unit. Have a look at the video below to see how we used hydrotherapy and physiotherapy to help one of our patients.