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Veterinary Physiotherapy & Hydrotherapy

What is Veterinary Physiotherapy?

Veterinary physiotherapy is integral in the conservative and pre/post-operative management of many conditions, particularly dogs with orthopaedic, neurological, and soft tissue issues. Its purpose is to aid rehabilitation, reduce pain, promote healing and recovery, improve movement, and restore normal muscle control and function. Our bespoke veterinary physiotherapy treatments can also be highly beneficial for canine athletes and working dogs, helping to minimise the risk of injury whilst optimising performance.

 

A range of soft tissue techniques, joint techniques, electrotherapy treatments and land-based exercises are incorporated into veterinary physiotherapy treatments. At the Company of Animals Pet Centre, we combine physiotherapy with our hydrotherapy treatments, meaning we can provide optimal benefits for your pet. Advice on aftercare, home treatment plans, and exercise, as well as information/education on conditions and management are also provided.

What is Canine Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy is a water based therapy that uses key water properties to help facilitate rehabilitation and conditioning. These include:

Buoyancy: reduces the weight and concussion going through the limbs and makes movement easier

Hydrostatic Pressure: increases circulation and reduces inflammation, swelling and pain

Resistance: assists in restoring muscle strength, endurance, and cardiovascular fitness

Turbulence: the movement of the water which can create a more challenging environment – ideal for fitness patients.

Specific gravity: The ratio of body weight compared to the ratio of water; this helps with buoyancy.

Temperature: The warmth of the water helps in reducing swelling, inflammation, and pain, increasing blood flow, reducing muscle tension and spasms, increasing tissue extensibility, and promoting relaxation

Underwater Treadmill

Within the Physiotherapy & Hydrotherapy department we provide an advanced underwater treadmill which, combined with the key properties of water, enables us to exercise animals in a controlled environment. This is perfect for dogs suffering from arthritis, those recovering from injury, surgery, or a neurological condition, as well as improving the fitness of competition or working dogs.

As a member of NARCH, we maintain the highest water quality and we have regular water testing and certification

Advantages of the Underwater Treadmill

Benefits of Veterinary Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy

Multi-Disciplinary Approach: We also work alongside our on-site behavioural consultants to provide a multi-disciplinary approach in helping to address pain related behavioural problems or alongside our dog trainers in improving condition, fitness, and performance for working/athletic dogs.

To book an appointment or for more information please contact us on 01932 574300 or physiohydro@wearecoa.com

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