Hydrotherapy - Underwater Treadmill

With the use of an underwater treadmill we utilize the benefits of buoyancy and resistance that water provides to reduce the impact force on injured or damaged joints and muscles. This enables pets with stiff, injured or painful joints to lengthen their stride and increase the benefits of exercise while minimizing pain.

Walking in an underwater treadmill puts far less stress on a pet's joints than normal land walking. This makes it ideal for older dogs that suffer from arthritis and associated muscle atrophy who need to rebuild muscle mass. It’s also a great cardiovascular exercise for any dog or cat, due to the varying speeds and water depths that can be used.  This means we can specifically design each hydrotherapy treatment to your pet's unique needs. The underwater treadmill will continue to challenge your pet as he or she regains strength, endurance and agility.

For our senior pets, hydrotherapy serves as a gentle yet effective means to maintain vitality and mitigate the effects of aging. The buoyancy of water reduces stress on aging joints and alleviates the discomfort associated with conditions such as arthritis. As they step onto the underwater treadmill, the warm water envelops their bodies, easing stiffness and promoting flexibility. 

Hydrotherapy can also harness the buoyancy and resistance of water to facilitate weight loss and improve overall fitness. In the treatment of obesity in our canine and feline patients, the underwater treadmill presents a unique and effective solution. By walking on the underwater treadmill, overweight pets engage in low-impact exercise that helps burn calories and shed excess weight. This gentle yet efficient approach promotes weight loss, improves cardiovascular health, and enhances mobility in our canine and feline companions, ultimately contributing to a healthier and happier life.

Benefits of Hydrotherapy

• Stronger, flexible & fully developed muscles, tendons & joints
• Increased endurance, strength, balance and coordination
• Post surgical treatment
• Improved cardiovascular and respiratory systems
• Safe, comfortable exercise during bad weather
• Endorphin release
• Cross-training, sports & competition enhancement
• Improved & extended quality of life



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Animal Rehab & Pain Center
Funkstown, MD 21734
Improving a pet’s comfort & quality of life