Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy are commonly used in human medicine and have started to become a recognised treatment modality in veterinary medicine.
In our Hydrotherapy Unit we endeavour to devise treatment plans involving both physiotherapy and hydrotherapy to treat the various ailments our pets encounter.
Physiotherapy is the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather than by drugs or surgery.
Hydrotherapy treatment involves exercising on an underwater treadmill. By having the treadmill underwater and varying the water level it is possible to alter the amount of work done by the animal’s muscles and joints.
Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy have proven beneficial in the treatment and management of arthritis, obesity and cardiac insufficiency. They are also beneficial in post-injury and post-surgical rehabilitation, speeding up healing and reducing the time taken by the animal to return to full fitness.
An individual treatment plan is tailored to your pet's needs by our in-house physiotherapist.