– Treadmill

3Water works! 

The Hydro Physio aquatic treadmill is the ultimate aid in the science of hydrotherapy. It’s unique features and vital veterinary input make it the market leader and first choice for rehabilitation practitioners.

How does it work?

The aquatic treadmill allows specialist hydrotherapy treatment, conditioning and training in a safe, professional environment. The use of water properties and highly trained staff result in exceptional patient levels of health and fitness with improved recovery times. In order to appreciate the benefits of hydrotherapy it is necessary to understand the basic principles and properties of water. These include:

Hydrostatic pressure – Fluid pressure is exerted equally on all surfaces of an immersed body. The deeper a body is immersed the greater the pressure. This pressure reduces swelling by forcing body fluids away from affected areas. This is assisted by exercising the limb to enhance circulation.

Buoyancy – By reducing the load on weight bearing joints hydrotherapy can provide a weightless environment vital for aiding rehabilitation of weak muscles and painful joints.

Varying water heights allows us to target specific joints to encourage a greater range of movement and a natural gait.

Viscosity/resistance – Due to the frictional resistance of a fluid, exercising in water is significantly harder than in air.

Temperature – Warm water increases circulation of blood to the muscles, increasing the supply of oxygen and nutrients and flushing away any waste products. This relaxes muscles and reduces pain and stiffness allowing joints to move more freely. This is vital in rehabilitation after injury or surgery and greatly enhances recovery and healing time.

The Hydro Physio aquatic treadmill is the ultimate aid in the science of hydrotherapy. It’s unique features and vital veterinary input make it the market leader and first choice for rehabilitation practitioners.