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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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HYDROTHERAPY FOR DOGS – GUIDE, COST, BENEFITS

May, 31

Hydrotherapy for dogs is a medical practice that uses water to relieve dogs of certain joint and bone pains and problems. Hydrotherapy or more specifically, canine hydrotherapy basically uses the main properties of the water namely buoyancy, viscosity, hydrostatic pressure and resistance. Buoyancy is the ability or tendency of a body to stay afloat or rise to the top of...

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Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinary Practices

May, 21

Physical rehabilitation for veterinary patients expedites return to normal function, pain relief, and encouragement of optimal health for patients suffering from orthopedic, neurologic, and chronic diseases. Patients that use rehabilitation programs range from overweight pets and those recovering from injuries and surgeries to senior pets with chronic, debilitating conditions and agility, field trial, hunting, and service dogs. Physical rehabilitation can...

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CLAIRE DYSON EQUINE WATER TREADMILL & REHABILITATION CENTRE

May, 20

There has been a huge increase and growing momentum behind water treadmill therapy here in the UK over the past few years. Multiple disciplines including private yards, racehorse trainers, professional competition yards along with therapy and rehabilitation centres like ours are now using a water treadmill as part of their fitness and training plans. The horse enters the treadmill while...

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