Hydrotherapy

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 9:30 - 11:30 13:00 - 15:00 N/A