Hydrotherapy in conjunction with veterinary treatment can significantly improve the quality and rate of healing following surgery or traumatic injury.
Canine Aquatread work on a Veterinary referral basis only. Please see attached referral form and ask your Veterinary Surgeon to fill out for you.
We cater for all breeds and levels of fitness.
At Canine Aquatread we have a Neptune Tudor Treadmill. The Tudor treadmill allows the hydrotherapist to alter both the depth of the water in the treadmill and the speed of the treadmill, this promotes the use of limbs and speed up the process of rebuilding muscle mass. We strongly believe that hydrotherapy rehabilitation is about providing safe and effective aquatic exercise in a controlled environment.
The chlorine treated water adheres to strict water testing ensuring a safe and comfortable environment for your pet.
There is a shower area for pre- and post-treatment showers and drying facilities that include a professional blaster and towels depending on your dog’s preference.
The water is heated which allows the muscles to relax which in turn assists with pain relief and muscle spasms.
- Pre and post operative orthopaedic conditionsArthritis
- Hip dysplasia
- Elbow dysplasia
- CDRM ( Chronic Degenerative Radiculmyelopathy)
- Spinal injuries
- Cruciate Ligament Injuries and Post Operative Recovery
- Weight management
- Pain management
- Balance training
Benefits of hydrotherapy:
- Muscle Strengthening, Maintenance and Restoration
- Increased range of movement in the joints
- Non weight bearing exercise
- Relief of Pain, Swelling and Stiffness
- Re-education of gait patterns
- Decreased recovery times
- Cardio Vascular Fitness
- Increased blood flow to the tissues increases flexibilty
- Promotion of relaxation
- Weight loss
A detailed history is taken by the qualified hydrotherapist and each session is tailored to your dog’s individual needs.
We record each session so we can playback the footage and show the owner the progress their pet has made. Accurate records are kept for each session so that we can continually assess how your dog is doing.
A nearby river or the sea may seem the obvious place for your dog to swim but it isn’t necessarily the best environment and there can be hidden dangers. It is not possible to monitor the amount of exercise they do, there may be strong tides, currents and slippery banks. A dog can be a good swimmer but if caught in a cold current it is not as buoyant as you might hope. In sunny Scotland water is usually cold, which causes the blood vessels to constrict which can lead to cramps, making the muscles less efficient which is counter-productive to healing. At Canine Aquatread we provide a controlled environment in with heated water that maintains at a therapeutic temperature.