At Valencia Veterinary Center, we use aquatic therapy for relaxation, fitness, physical rehabilitation, and other therapeutic benefits for dogs in Santa Clarita.Book An Appointment
What is Aquatic Therapy?
Aquatic therapy is the use of exercise performed in warm water as a treatment to help relieve pain and increase physical rehabilitation.
The water provides buoyancy that helps to reduce pressure on joints, at the same time providing resistance which has been proven effective in increasing muscle strength and range of motion.
Uses for Aquatic Therapy For Dogs
- Rehabilitation after orthopedic surgeries
- Rehabilitation after neurological injuries
- Muscle strengthening and conditioning
- Improving joint function
- Relieving symptoms of arthritis
- Treatment of spondylosis
- Hip dysplasia
The Aquatic Therapy Process
Joint and muscle relief results from warm water temperatures and provides safe physiotherapy for muscle conditioning.
Water depth is adjusted to suit the size of your pet and their specific needs.
Animals will often use their injured limb when supported by water, helping to decrease recovery time and rebuild strength.
Aquatic therapy also provides your pet with an outlet for their energy which they can't otherwise use due to their injury.