Active Paws mission is to provide individualised rehabilitation programs that restore optimal movement and function

We do this through delivering a targeted treatment plan utilising hydrotherapy in conjunction with physiotherapy to provide accelerated rehabilitation. Hydrotherapy has been proven to be an effective tool in veterinary rehabilitation as it allows the patient to exercise in a reduced weight-bearing environment which relieves pressure on joints, reducing pain and encouraging a better range of movement. Underwater treadmill sessions utilise the natural buoyancy, resistance, pressure and warmth of water to promote strength, endurance, and increased range of motion.

Benefits to the Patient

  • A completely controlled, reduced weight bearing environment

  • Increased muscle mass and tone

  • Improved joint range of movement

  • Pain management

  • Reduction of swelling and stiffness

  • Increased blood flow to the tissues increases flexibility

  • Re-education of gait patterns

  • Improved cardiovascular performance

Common conditions treated

Rehabilitation utilising hydrotherapy and physiotherapy is commonly used post-operatively in a surgical situation or alternatively as part of a conservative management plan.  Some of the common conditions treated include:

  • Cranial cruciate ligament

  • Hip dysplasia

  • Patella luxation

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Elbow dysplasia

  • Neurological conditions – including intervertebral disc disease, fibrocartilaginous embolism and spinal trauma.

  • Muscle injury or muscle atrophy

  • Weight management and obesity

  • Bone fracture/repair

Hydro Physio Treadmill

Hydrotherapy Treadmill

Using the latest state of the art canine hydrotherapy treadmill, our highly trained and fully qualified hydrotherapists will deliver an individualised plan that will deliver the best return to function in the best timeframe for your pet.  Our therapists are internationally qualified with a UK Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy specialising in advanced hydrotherapy treadmill treatment for small animals.

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