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Aquatic Therapy

Therapeutic swimming is a valuable tool to help post-operative animals regain muscle strength and normal joint function. Dogs suffering from degenerative joint disease (arthritis) will similarly benefit from increased strength and flexibility. We offer supervised swimming for well, non-surgical patients, and aquatic therapy for post-operative patients referred by their veterinarians.

Animal therapy experts agree that the underwater treadmill is the very best way to rehabilitate many orthopedic and neurological injuries. The patient receives all of the benefits of warm water swimming plus the added benefit of controlled weight bearing.
 

With our uniquely designed facility, we are able to provide support and therapy for even large breed quadriplegic patients. We suggest that dogs scheduled for elective orthopedic procedures such as femoral head osteoectomy, total hip replacements, repairs of patella luxations, and surgeries to correct medial coronoid disease, would benefit from one or two therapy sessions prior to their surgical procedure.

At the initial consultation, post surgical aquatic therapy patients will have a therapy plan designed for them. For many routine surgical procedures, we can recommend a fixed number of sessions. For non-routine procedures or for patients with multiple orthopedic or neurologic issues, we will set goals for two weeks at a time and adjust homework and therapy work accordingly.
 

 

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