Hydrotherapy - Underwater Aquatic Treadmill
"Bramble on her weekly underwater Treadmill session"
Holding 80% of your dogs body weight, the Underwater Treadmill provides a much more controlled style of exercise / rehabilitation. The warm water which rises to your dogs shoulders provides a hydrostatic pressure to the limbs which supports all movement in a controlled manner.
The 28-30° degree water temperature ensures there is a good supply of blood to the major extremities which provides optimal results and rehabilitation, preventing a condition from worsening.
"Callum gets all the attention in the Treadmill"
Being able to control the speed and gradient of the Underwater Treadmill, allows us to create bespoke tailored programmes that will aid the recovery of your dog.
Our aim is to improve / maintain quality of life and prevent a condition worsening. For the benefit of your dog, we offer the best trained hydrotherapist in the area, alongside phenomenal equipment to carry out our duties professionally and with pride.
WE USE THE UNDERWATER TREADMILL AS A PREFERRED STYLE OF REHABILitation for THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONs
- Hip Replacements
- Post-op fractures
- Neurological conditions
- Spinal Injuries
- Cruciate Repair
- Tendon injuries
- Ligament injuries
- Weight loss
- General exercise
- Fun swimming
Give us a call - 0114 258 3221
If you need more information about how we can help with your Dog, please get in touch. We welcome a 'phone call and are more than happy to answer your questions. You can also email us or download information forms HERE .
Our clients say it best
Aquavets was life changing for Bernard (then aged 11)and for us. Bernard was losing all feeling in his legs and was becoming visibly depressed; being able to swim and chase his ball in the water gave him a new lease of life. He could walk further and was clearly a happier dog. He LOVED going to aquavets and so did I. The staff were so friendly and understanding. Bernard was nearly 13 when he passed away and I am sure the 2 years we attended the hydrotherapy sessions were invaluable in maintaining and improving his quality of life. He had acute spondolosis of the spine and severe arthritis which limited his movements, but in the water he was a puppy just playing and having fun as well as gaining invaluable exercise. I can not recommend this treatment highly enough –Mrs Chilvers
Our dog, Sadie, a chunky 35k Akita cross, first went to Aquavet after a nasty fall from a wall caused her pre-existing arthritis to take a steep dive. She was about 10 at the time and her back legs were badly affected.–Cathy Murray
She started with weekly swims and the occasional physio session. After six months her gait had improved considerably and she settled into a swim once a month, and a physio session two weeks after a swim. This served her very well until she was diagnosed with bladder cancer. After an operation to remove the growths she continued with increased physio sessions for a period until she could resume swimming again. This continued until the cancer returned and she became too unwell for any treatment.
In all, we came to Aquavet for about 26 months and during this period her mobility was maintained so that she could enjoy walks in the park and play in the house. I found all the staff at Aquavet to be fantastic. Lisa was sympathetic to the need to keep Sadie separate from other dogs when we arrived/left the premises (Sadie was not great with other dogs) and the care and attention she received from Lisa, Nicole and Becky was lovely.
Sadie was so relaxed during her physio sessions with Sarah that she often fell asleep on the platform. In the end it was cancer that caused her death but I doubt her last years would have been as enjoyable for her if she had not attended for the treatments.
I have no hesitation in recommending Aquavet to others - in fact I already have. Aftercare - in terms of a Christmas card in remembrance was a lovely touch. Best wishes to the team.
Fully qualified and experienced Canine Hydrotherapist
Lisa Dobson - Aquavet owner
is a fully qualified and experienced Canine Hydrotherapist and registered with the National Association of Registered Canine Hydrotherapists