Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy

What is canine hydrotherapy?
Canine hydrotherapy involves the use of structured exercise within warm water in an underwater treadmill.  The water provides warmth, hydrostatic pressure and buoyancy to ensure that your dog can build muscle and recuperate in a controlled environment.

How can it benefit your pet?

  • Reduction in pain, stiffness and swelling
  • Reduction in the use of anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Aid muscle relaxation
  • Muscle strengthening, maintenance and restoration
  • Increase in the range of motion of affected joints
  • Improved circulation
  • Cardiovascular fitness (heart & lungs)
  • Increase in neurological sensation
  • Reduced weight bearing exercise
  • Weight loss

What does it involve?

  1. An initial assessment, following a consultation with a vet.
  2. At this introductory session the therapist will carry out a full orthopaedic assessment to analyse the dog’s gait and mobility.
  3. The therapist will subsequently devise a programme to encompass all of your dog’s needs.
  4. You will then be given a range of exercises to do at home and be booked in for a course of hydrotherapy sessions.

What programmes are offered at New Era?

  • Post operative rehabilitation
  • Arthritis management
  • Geriatric clinics
  • Obesity management
  • Fitness and stamina

Please speak to the New Era therapist Sarah Lewis by phoning the main Hospital number (01534) 730521

 

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Opening times

Monday - Friday: 8.00am-7.30pm
Saturdays: 8.00am-1pm

24 Hour Emergency Service: 07797 711585

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Practice Locations

New Era Veterinary Hospital, Victoria Road, St. Saviour , Jersey, JE2 7QG

Leodis Veterinary Surgery, Route des Quennevais, St Brelade, Jersey, JE3 8LL

Archway Veterinary Centre, 19 Oxford Helier, Jersey, JE2 4LJ