When Is Hydrotherapy Used?

When is Hydrotherapy Used? Contra-indications to Hydrotherapy

Pre surgical conditioning – Increasing muscle mass and general fitness prior to surgery

When fractures/joints are unstable

Post operative rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery to improve muscle degeneration – fracture repair, osteochondrosis, hip joint replacement, cranial cruciate ligament repair, back, knee or elbow surgery
When the dog is still in considerable pain
Arthritis management – Low impact exercise maintains muscle condition and range of motion
If the dog is suffering from drug side affects
Rehabilitation after neurological injury e.g. intervertebral disc injury, degenerative myelopathy
If the dog has an active GI disease (vomiting/diarrhoea or faecal incontinence)
Muscle strengthening and improved joint function e.g. arthritis, spondylosis, hip/elbow dysplasia
If the dog has an infectious disease
Obesity management – 10 minutes of swimming is the equivalent to a 5 mile walk.
If the dog has respiratory disease or has had cardiovascular failure
Disabled dogs (or dogs with poor mobility) – Hip and elbow dysplasia, paralysis, stroke patients.
If the dog has uncontrolled epilepsy or diabetes
Fitness training – Exercise in water is more intensive than exercise in air
If the dog is extremely aggressive

What To Expect

Hydrotherapy Pool

Aquatic Treadmill

Session Times (30 minute sessions)

  Morning Afternoon Late Night
Monday 9:30 12.30 N/A
Tuesday 9:30 - 11:30 13:00 - 15:00 16:30 - 19:00
Wednesday 9:30 - 11:30 13:00 - 15:00 N/A
Thursday 9:30 - 11:30 13:00 - 15:00 16:30 - 19:00
Friday 9:30 - 11:30 13:00 - 15:00 16:30 - 19:00
Saturday 9:30 - 11:30 13:00 - 15:00 N/A
Sunday Closed Closed N/A

Price List