Hydrotherapy and swimming for your dog can be very beneficial for many medical conditions. Whether it is conservative management or pre/post surgery.
These are some of the most common issues treated with hydrotherapy
- Hip dysplasia
- Elbow dysplasia
- Patella luxation
- Cruciate ligament rupture.
- Spondylosis – spinal arthritis
- Orthopedic issues
- Neurological issues
- Soft tissue injuries
- Degenerative and medical conditions
- Conditions related to age – juvenile/ geriatric
- CDRM /Degenerative myelopathy
- Spinal injuries
- Mobility issues
- Obesity control
- Sports fitness/ performance. Agility, working trials, showing etc.
Physiotherapy for your dog can help to reduce pain, improve range of movement and promote healing and a return to normal function by helping your dog move correctly and reducing the chance of further injury. Your dog will be assessed by our veterinary Physiotherapist and treated using a range of techniques including specific exercises with stretching and myofacial release along with electrotherapies such as Laser Therapy. Our Veterinary Physiotherapist will talk you through and provide you with a written home exercise prescription with programmes to promote and improve your dog’s recovery and home life.
Land based physiotherapy combined with hydrotherapy work extremely well together, and offers your dog the best outcome in their rehabilitation and recovery journey.
Laser therapy for your dog is also known as Low Level Laser, Cold Laser or Class IV Laser and it is used to stimulate cell regeneration and increase blood circulation.
It can be used to treat a multitude of conditions including:
- Muscle, tendon and ligament issues
- Degenerative disc disease
- Open wounds
- Post-surgical trauma
- Soft tissue injury
- Hot Spots and skin issues
Laser treatment is pain free and non-invasive and can be very relaxing with many dogs falling asleep during their Laser treatment session.
Laser therapy is used to reduce pain, inflammation and to stimulate Lymphatic drainage. It also stimulates nerve cells that block pain signals from being transmitted to the brain. It can speed up the healing process, strengthen soft tissue, help improve mobility and generally improve your dog’s overall quality of life.