Pool Swimming

Hydrotherapy, or water therapy is the use of water to relieve discomfort and promote physical wellbeing.

Benefits of Swimming include
  • Increased joint range of motion &muscle strength
  • Improved cardiovascular fitness & quality of life
  • Decreased pain and inflammation
Contra-indications for swimming
  • Diarrhoea
  • Incontinence
  • Vomiting
  • Contagious diseases
  • Open wounds
  • Surface infections
  • External skeletal fixators
  • Cardiac & Respiratory dysfunctions
  • Any condition that compromises blood supply to peripheral areas
  • Water phobia 7 extreme panic reactions
  • Vestibular syndrome
Precautions for swimming
  • Obesity
  • Elongated soft palate
  • Brachycephalic breeds
  • Laryngeal paralysis
  • Decreased exercise tolerance
  • Cushings/ Addisons disease
  • Diabetes
  • Heart murmur
  • Renal failure
  • Epilepsy