Underwater Treadmill

Water therapy (also called hydrotherapy) is a great way to improve range of motion, stability, strength, and body awareness. The underwater treadmill provides an opportunity for the patient to walk in the water pain free while strengthening the muscles. Our water is heated to 85 degrees which helps to increase circulation, relax the muscles and improve the flexibility of the joints. There are some patients, most commonly post op back surgeries, that are unable to walk on their own on land, but can walk in the water due to the buoyancy. Since we can choose the height of the water, the patient may be able to walk with the right amount of weight removed. The underwater treadmill is a very safe environment for your pet to exercise under the guidance of a trained rehab practitioner. If your pet is nervous at all or having difficulty learning how to walk in the underwater treadmill, our certified canine rehabilitation technician is right by your pets side to assure him/her that it is okay.

Indications:
  • Post surgery
  • Neurological conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Weight loss
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Body conditioning for senior or athletic pets
Benefits:
  • Increase flexibility
  • Improve strength
  • Increase circulation
  • Reduce swelling
  • Improve cardiovascular endurance
  • Improve balance and stability