Benefits

Finnegan – Hemilamenectomy

Hydrotherapy is an excellent form of exercise as most of the muscles normally used in movement can be achieved without the stresses when performed on land. On land, each step the dog takes creates a shockwave that travels up the limb which is then absorbed by bones, tendons and joints. These stresses are necessary to maintain healthy strong bones, however if severe or repetitive they can eventually cause damage or weakness. This is especially the case in arthritic joints or dogs recovering from surgery.

Hydrotherapy helps by:

  • Strengthening muscles

    Bryne – Fore leg Amputee

  • Reducing inflammation of injured joints and tissues
  • Improving and maintaining quality of life
  • Relieving the compensatory limb tension
  • Assisting with mobility and flexibility
  • Relaxing muscle spasms
  • Decreasing pain and relieving discomfort
  • Making joints more supple
  • Reducing oedema

  Conditions that benefit:

  • Hip & elbow dysplasia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pre & post operative conditioning
  • Orthopaedic conditions  

    Barni – Hip Dysplasia & Osteoarthritis

  • Spinal injuries and traumas
  • Degenerative diseases  –  CDRM
  • Muscle strengthening
  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Recovering from soft tissue injuries, fractures, neurological conditions
  • Mental stimulation & general convalescence

 

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