CAMBRIDGE HYDROTHERAPY CENTRE

enhancing your pets health and fitness

  • hydrotherapy for dogs
  • hydrotherapy for dogs
  • hydrotherapy for dogs
  • hydrotherapy for dogs
  • hydrotherapy for dogs

What is Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy can be used in the treatment of arthritis, orthopaedic conditions, muscle, ligament and many other types of soft tissue injury. It can also help with general convalescence.

  • german Sheppard in pool
  • german Sheppard in pool
  • german Sheppard in pool
  • german Sheppard in pool
  • labrador in pool
  • labrador in pool
  • labrador in pool
  • labrador in pool
  • labrador in pool

Extensive work in human physiotherapy has demonstrated that a suitably monitored course of hydrotherapy acts by encouraging a full range of joint motion in reduced weight conditions, thus improving muscle tone and promoting tissue repair without imposing undue stress on damaged tissues.

Swimming helps to improve general fitness and cardiovascular stamina, improves muscle tone and is helpful in recovering from injury or surgery and improves fitness, especially in the management of obesity.

Muscle wastage begins within 3 days of any immobilisation so to prevent further weakness or injury it is important to rebuild, through safe exercise, any muscles that have deteriorated.

It is better to swim dogs in heated water since cold water causes constriction of the blood vessels near the skin and to the superficial muscles (those just under the skin) which restricts the flow of blood making the muscles less efficient

It is also considered to be a natural anti-inflammatory through its ability to reduce tissue swelling.