Aging, Geriatrics & Convalesces

Senior-DogsEffects on quality of life

  • Loss of muscle control & joint stability.
  • Loss of muscle mass.
  • Increased stiffness of muscles and tendons.
  • Possibly arthritis & or osteoarthritis.

Benefits for the aged in the under-water hydro treadmill

  • Able to exercise without injury for longer periods.
  • Full weight-bearing activities.
  • Strengthen & increased flexibility of muscles.
  • Increased blood circulation.
  • Working more muscle groups simultaneously.
  • Water provides resistance throughout the range of motion.
  • Decreases the risk of overheating.