Hydrotherapy Underwater Treadmill

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Benefits

  • Promotes relaxation & the warmth of the water eases muscles
  • Massaging effect that warms & unwinds muscles, stimulates blood circulation & generally relaxes the dog before or after exercise
  • Muscle strengthening, maintenance & restoration
  • Intensifies conditioning and boosts weight loss
  • Improves range of motion of affected joints
  • Decreases load on weight-bearing or arthritic joints
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Reduces swelling
  • Enhances cardiovascular fitness & function after injury
  • Provides stability and confidence while exercising
  • Invigorating & healthy

Results

  • Initiates an expansion of surface blood vessels & increases the skin temperature, which can bring about a decrease in pain, muscle spasm, swelling & stiffness.
  • Buoyancy decreases load on weight-bearing joints, which allows easier movement, while the increased exercise promotes a wider range of movement.
  • Hydrostatic pressure applied by the water can assist in reducing swelling by causing blood fluid to move away from the affected area and increased [there is a missing word here] with further exercise of the limb.
  • The animal is able to move and make use of his muscles and joints in a way that would not be possible on land, due to relatively poorer balance and weight-bearing issues.
  • Reduces gravity, diminishes concussive forces and thereby reduces stress on joints.
  • Hydrostatic pressure promotes circulation and pain relief.
  • Resistance helps to aid muscle strengthening.