The underwater treadmill provides a variety of benefits to our patients. The soothing warm water provides buoyancy to reduce weight on achy joints, and improve range of motion and mobility. We can also adjust the speed to increase cardiovascular function, intensify conditioning and boost weight loss.
Once pets get used to being in the treadmill, they really enjoy it! We use the treadmill for many conditions including neurological injury, postoperative, weight loss, strengthening and conditioning. We can assist with gait abnormalities by completing neuropatterning exercises while in the treadmill as well.
The water is kept sanitary via a chlorinated pool filtration system. To ensure sanitation, please walk your pet immediately prior to the treadmill to prevent elimination in the water. Also, if your pet has had diarrhea in the previous 24 hours, he will not be able to participate in the treadmill.
Jane enjoying a session in the Underwater Treadmill – building strength, endurance, and improving range of motion.