Underwater Treadmill

Hydrotherapy offers a form of rehabilitation and exercise. within a controlled water based environment. AWVP offers hydrotherapy via an underwater treadmill, which enables a dog to use the benefits of water within a secure clinic.


The intended effects of hydrotherapy include:

      • Relief from pain,
      • Relaxation of muscle tension,
      • Increased range of joint motion,
      • Increased muscle mass and strength,
      • Prevention of secondary complications,
      • Improved cardiovascular fitness,
      • Decreased inflammation,
      • Potentially earlier return to normal function,
      • Improved gait pattern,
      • Improved well being,
      • Reduction of frustration for dogs on cage rest,
      • Low impact exercise.

Conditions that benefit from hydrotherapy:

      • Hip / Elbow dysplasia,
      • Cruciate ligament injuries (& post op recovery),
      • Osteoarthritis,
      • Orthopaedic conditions,
      • Recovery from trauma and fractures,
      • Spinal injuries,
      • Luxating Patella,
      • Neurological conditions eg. CDRM and Intervertebral Disc Disease,
      • Obesity – help with weight control and to regain fitness.
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