Canine Hydrotherapy Pool
Hydrotherapy or Swim Therapy is a type of rehabilitation performed in a heated swimming pool. This allows the muscles to relax, assisting in pain reduction. Water provides a weightless environment that supports your canine while allowing him to tone and build muscle mass without stressing the joints, enabling your dog to begin the rehabilitation process sooner, thus fostering faster healing.
Some of the benefits of hydrotherapy/swim therapy are:
- increased muscle tone
- increased circulation
- increased range of motion
- increased strength and endurance
There are many conditions that respond favorably to hydrotherapy. These include:
- degenerative myleopathy
- hip dysplasia
- lack of muscle tone
- neurological conditions
- orthopedic injuries
- post-operative support
Canines suffering from these conditions generally have a reduced activity level which can result in muscle weakness, and decreased flexibility. Swim therapy can help your dog gain back strength and mobility, thereby greatly improving their quality of life.
Regular canine hydrotherapy is also an excellent way to keep your healthy dog in top condition for the conformation, obedience, and agility rings.