Three Cross Hydrotherapy Centre
Three Legged Cross
- Pet hydrotherapy in Three Legged Cross
- A combination of hydro & physiotherapy
- Heated indoor swimming pool
- Rehabilitation sessions
- Weightloss & fitness sessions
- Fun swims also available
Three Cross Hydrotherapy Centre - Dog Hydrotherapy in Three Legged Cross, Dorset
Hydrotherapy pool at Three Cross is NOW OPEN! Swimming sessions are offered for rehabilitation after an operation, weight loss and fitness and just for fun.
The benefits of swimming for dogs are very similar to those for humans. Swimming involves the use of almost all the muscles required for movement, without the concussive stresses of walking or running. And because water resistance is greater than air resistance; the muscles have to work harder. It may surprise you to know that it is believed that for a dog a five minute swim is equivalent to a five mile walk. Swimming has the benefit of achieving this level of work on the muscles, improving strength and tone, and working the cardiovascular system and respiratory systems, without the impact of unsupported exercise, and the associated damage that can cause.
The water in the pool is heated to 28*C, as this helps relaxation and assists blood flow to the muscles and joints. It also helps reduce muscle spasm and improve the dog’s range of motion. Warm water is more comfortable for your dog, making swimming in a hydro pool much more enjoyable.
Swimming is the activity for all dogs, young or old. It provides a non weight-bearing activity, which avoids all the stress and strain of exercising on the hard ground. Any dog suffering from one or more of the conditions below will benefit from controlled swimming activity.
For post-operative dogs, hydrotherapy removes the weight loading on the injured limb and will enable the gradual rebuilding of wasted muscle, reduce the pain and can accelerate recovery after surgery. Even ageing dogs can benefit from controlled swimming as the soothing effect of the warm water improves circulation and encourages increased mobility in sore, stiff arthritic joints.
Hydrotherapy is proven to be beneficial for numerous conditions:
Hip and elbow Dysplasia
Spinal injuries and paralysis
Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)
Cruciate Ligament problems
Pre operative – Fitness programme
Post operative muscle regeneration and maintenance
Sprains and breaks
Relief of pain, swelling, arthritis and stiffness
Obesity and weight management
Improvement of circulation and joint mobility
Great for general fitness and for when normal exercise is restricted
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