Aqua/hydrotherapy is derived from the Greek words meaning water and healing. It is available in many forms including jets, swimming and underwater treadmill. It is gentle exercise with zero impact on joints. There are numerous benefits to hydrotherapy.
1. It relieves pain, swelling and stiffness.
2. It assists in joint mobilisation and improves range of motion.
3. It strengthens and maintains muscle mass.
4. It improves circulation.
5. Hydrotherapy increases physical and cardiovascular fitness and contributes to improved mental health of animal patients.
Aquatherapy can be used to treat many conditions including osteoarthritis, post-surgical recovery, intervertebral disc disease, obesity and stroke victims.