The area of Canine Rehabilitation is new to many and is a growing field in the UK and United States. The goal of Rehabilitation is to deal with the deleterious effects of immobilization including muscle wasting, cartilage, ligament and bone degeneration. Many of these side effects from common conditions and surgeries can be eliminated or reduced by allowing exercise during periods of restricted activity. The use of the underwater treadmill allows retraining of standing, walking and Proprioception in injured dogs following various orthopedic surgeries, or for those with other neurological conditions. Dogs reluctant to use a limb can be encouraged to do so in a semi-weightless environment. Progressions can be made easily and gradually through increases in speed, exercise duration and alterations to water depth.
***These services are not meant to replace your regular veterinary care. We do not diagnose, treat or prescribe ****