An underwater treadmill is a form of Hydrotherapy. Hydrotherapy or water therapy is the therapeutic use of water to aid or improve health.
How does Hydrotherapy work?
Hydrotherapy is the use of water to allow buoyancy to ease the pressure on strengthening muscles. The warmth of the water also helps increase the flexibility, mobility, and contractility of muscles while increasing circulation.
Our treadmill has easy access double doors, an incline feature and underwater jets to increase resistance and for a massage effect. It also has an ultraviolet light feature to help with sanitation and decrease the amount of chlorine needed. Please be aware that treatment times will vary.
For more in-depth information on cold laser therapy refer to AKC: Hydrotherapy article.
For more information about Canine Rehabilitation, visit the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians.
To find out more about our underwater treadmill the Oasis Pro please refer to the Oasis Pro underwater treadmill site.
What conditions does Hydrotherapy treat?
Hydrotherapy can help treat the following:
Arthritis and muscle atrophy.
Other orthopedic injuries or conditions.
Post-surgical healing and recovery.
Metabolic conditions like Cushing’s Disease and Diabetes can cause muscles to atrophy or weight gain.
Hydrotherapy can be useful for both cats and dogs.
Are there any side effects of hydrotherapy? How do I schedule an appointment?
Hydrotherapy has no known side effects for your pet. They are considered both safe and effective for cats and dogs.
Scheduling an appointment is easy, you can use our request an appointment online page visit us in person, or call us at 618-624-6001.
Our team is ready to help answer any questions.
Contact us today to experience the benefits of an underwater treadmill today!