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Hydrotherapy in Canine Physical Rehab

Sep, 16

The role of therapy pools and underwater treadmills in physical rehabilitation, and what to consider when adding these to your facility. Hydrotherapy, or aquatic therapy, has become an important part of physical rehabilitation for dogs. The aim is to return the patient to full function following injury, manage long-term medical conditions, and improve fitness. Both therapy pools and underwater treadmills...

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WHY WATER-BENEFITS OF HYDROTHERAPY

Aug, 02

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy Aquatic therapy, also known as hydrotherapy, is not a new concept but the benefits of water for patients, of all types, is getting more and more attention in the physical therapy industry. It’s something sport programs have been utilizing with athletes for years and now patients suffering from a wide range of conditions are now utilizing....

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How to Teach a Dog to Swim

Jul, 16

  One of the best things about summer is cooling off at your local swimming spot, especially if you can have a swimming buddy! If you live near a dog-friendly lake or beach, or you have a backyard pool, you should definitely encourage your dog to join you for a swim. But before letting your pup jump in the deep...

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Hydrotherapy for Dogs: A Growing Trend in Canine Physical Therapy

Jun, 26

Humans have known for millennia about the healing properties of water for injuries and aching joints. But it’s only recently that dogs have begun to enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy. Is it simply another pet health craze, or does it work? What is Hydrotherapy? Hydrotherapy literally means water therapy and can refer to any therapeutic use of water to aid...

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Canine Physical Therapy

Jun, 01

There are many types of non-traditional therapies that benefit dogs! Canine sports medicine and rehabilitation is a relatively new specialty in veterinary medicine. Physical therapy (also called physiotherapy) has long been used for humans to help preserve, enhance or restore physical function impaired by disease, surgery or aging. What many people don’t realize is that physical therapy and rehabilitation can...

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