About the Hydrotherapy Treadmill

One of the most effective forms of rehabilitation 

The hydrotherapy treadmill is one of the most effective forms of rehabilitation for pre- and post-surgery or injury and for supporting orthopaedic and neurological conditions.

Hydrotherapy can improve muscular strength and range of motion, which is particularly effective for combating post-surgery /post-injury muscle atrophy and for strengthening the supporting musculature around joints with orthopaedic conditions. 

In particular, it can:

1. Reduce swelling and stiffness and relief from pain. 

2. Aid cardiovascular fitness and weight loss.

3. Re-educate / improve gait. 

4. Increase mental stimulation. 

 

Brook Barn Canine HydrotherapyHannah Meeker

Your dog is fully supervised at all times 

Patients are able to exercise in a controlled environment with reduced weight bearing. Your dog is fully supervised at all times and has a therapist in the treadmill throughout their treatment. The water is fully sanitised and heated to a therapeutic temperature. Our treadmill is an extended model that easily accommodates large breeds.

Brook Barn Canine HydrotherapyHannah Meeker

 

 Initial session 

The initial session includes a full consultation, with posture and gait analysis, assessment via palpation, and muscle mass measurements. 

I also conduct a health check, give a pre-treatment shower, acclimatise your dog to the treadmill and conduct an initial short treatment, your dog then has a post-session shower and is dried. 

This initial session will last approximately 1 hour, with subsequent treatments lasting about 40 minutes

The optimal treatment plan for your dog will be discussed. As a guide, initially we may recommend treatment twice a week.  

Insurance Cover 

As I am a member of the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) most insurance companies will cover treatments.

Vet Referral 

If you feel your dog would benefit from hydrotherapy treatment in the treadmill , I will require a referral from your veterinary surgeon prior to treating your dog.This can be downloaded from this website:

REFERRAL FORM

or emailed to you, or directly to your vet if you prefer.  

 

 To arrange an initial consultation please phone 01963 34251 or email hannah@brookbarnrehab.com.

As I am a member of the Canine Hydrotherapy Association most insurance companies will cover treatments. Please discuss this with your insurance company directly.

Brook Barn Canine Rehabilitation

 

View Our Facilities 

Feel free to come and visit the facilities. If you could phone first to arrange a suitable time I can ensure I am not treating a dog at this time. 

I am more than happy to discuss your dog and the treatment options available in person or over the phone on 01963 34251

Alternatively Contact Us by email.

Free Muscular Check 
Free Muscular Check 
We offer a free muscular health check in advance of any treatment plan.