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Canine and Small Animal Rehabilitation and Referral Clinic

Hydrotherapy has long been proven to be a major modality towards rehabilitation.

It works by encouraging a full range of joint movement in a non weight bearing situation. This improves muscle tone and promotes tissue repair without putting undue pressure or stress on any damaged tissue. Swimming also helps to improve general fitness and stamina, it increases cardiovascular strength and muscle tone. Muscle wastage begins within 3 days of any inactivity so to prevent excess loss of muscle tone following surgery or injury it is important to rebuild muscle through safe exercise. Heated water is used to increase blood flow as opposed to swimming in cold water, which constricts the blood vessels near to the skin and also to the muscles just under the skin. Restricted blood flow makes muscles less efficient.

Hydrotherapy is an effective low impact exercise to aid the recovery of variety of conditions including:

 

* Hip and Elbow Dysplasia

 

* Osteoatheritis

 

* Cruciate Ligament Injuries and Surgery

 

* Patella Luxation

 

* Spondylosis

 

* Osteochondrosis (OCD)

 

* Chronic Degenerative Radiculomyelopathy (CDRM)

 

* Neurological / Spinal Cases

 

* Femeral Head and Neck Excision

 

* Joint Replacement Surgery

 

* Soft Tissue Injuries

 

* Muscle Atrophy

 

* Pre and Post Operative Conditions

 

* Pain Management

 

* Weight Loss & Weight Management

 

* Sports Conditioning for Canine Athletes

 

* Fitness and Stamina sessions

 

 

 

BATTERY MILL FARM, BATTERY MILL LANE, ST ERTH, HAYLE, CORNWALL, TR27 6JU

 

TEL: 01736 751799 FAX: 01736 753112

 

EMAIL: TAYA@STAGE1HYDROTHERAPY.ORG.UK