Hydrotherapy Pool

Our custom built large indoor pool, measuring 5m x 4m is fully equipped with it's own ramp allowing dogs to easily walk in, a resting pod where our hydrotherapists will perform massages during exercise rest intervals and a direct customer viewing area.

 

All dogs are fitted with boyancy jackets prior to entering the pool and will always be on a one to one basis with our qualified hydrotherapist. When confidence and swimming ability increases we can then swap to a harness for the sessions which removes all boyancy aid and makes your dog's core muscle groups work harder.

 

Our Hydro pool is heated to 32 degrees centigrade which helps with pain relief and assists with reducing muscle spasms. Immerging in water allows for a completely non weight bearing exercise which is perfect for dogs who are on a restricted land program to mobilise natural movement. Whilst supporting the joints, it also enables your dog to exercise at a level which cannot be gained on land when suffering from an injury/illness therefore the dog builds muscle mass at a much significant rate and reduces fats.

 

Our fully qualified team consists of -

5 Hydrotherapists

3 K - Laser Therapists

4 Registered Vet Nurses

1 Physiotherapist

 

We are fully qualified and registered with the Canine Hydrotherapy Association.

 

All dogs or cats require a vet referral before they can be booked in for there 1st land and water assessment includes taster swim or taster treadmill session.

Our referral procedure takes your vet 3 minutes to complete and can be requested by yourself or we can do it for you, please just let us know either way.

 

Any dog that requires improvements in:

 

  • Relief of pain, swelling & stiffness.
  • Muscle strengthening, bulk & maintenance.
  • Increased range of motion in joints.
  • Impovement in circulation.
  • Alleviating muscle spasm.
  • Cardiovascular fitness (heart & lungs)
  • Increased speed of recovery & tissue healing.
  • Increased proprioception & gait modification.
  • Weight Loss.

Will greatly benefit from hydrotherapy whether it is delivered by 100% non-weight bearing pool work or very detailed & structured water treadmill work.

Experts estimate that a minute swim is equivalent to a mile run with no impact.

 

Developmental Conditions

 

  • Hip and Elbow dysplasia – especially useful for young dogs who are restricted to lead exercise
  • OCD
  • Patella Luxation

Degenerative Conditions

 

  • Osteoarthritis (DJD) primary and secondary to developmental conditions
  • Spondylosis 

Pre and Post Surgical Cases

 

  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Femoral Head and Neck Excision (FHNE)
  • Arthroscopy
  • Cranial Cruciate Rupture- TPLO/TTA/Lateral Suture
  • Patella Luxation

Neurological Conditions

 

  • Degenerative Myelopathy (DM)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Intervertebral Disc Protrusion/Degenerative Disc Disease 
  • Fibro-Cartilaginous Embolism (FCE) 
  • Cervical Vertebral Malformation 
  • Spinal Injury/Trauma/Shock
  • Discospondylitis 
  • Neuromuscular Disease 
  • Peripheral Neuropathies

Soft Tissue Injuries

 

  • Tendinitis
  • Ligament strain
  • Tendinopathies,
  • Muscle strains/sprains

Obesity 

 

Weight loss in conjunction with diet.

 

One thing you can be sure of is our fully qualified and registered Hydrotherapist will ensure your dog gets the best treatment using the best equipment getting the best results we can deliver.

 

Canine Health & Hydro is a referral only centre, your Vet or Orthopedic Specialist must make your dog’s referral to us using the "Vet Referral" button at the top right of this page. This is a very simple process and should take no more than 3 minutes.

 

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