Hydrotherapy has been used to treat humans for centuries and the same methods have been formalized to treat equines and canines as well. Doctors began noticing the impact of cold seawater treatment on racehorses, which is still being practiced today. Devices were made that could replicate the benefits of the sea water therapy. Hydrotherapy pools and treadmills were then designed specifically for canine treatment.
Although the treatment was spawned from cold water therapy, these pools are heated to relax the muscles and joints, creating a controlled and comfortable environment for your dog. Jets and inclines can also be added to create resistance and enhance the therapy.
There are a variety of conditions that can be treated with hydrotherapy. Most often are conditions related to the spine or joints, but the method can be different depending on what your dog needs.
Dogs that are born with congenital conditions can use hydrotherapy to maintain their strength as they grow, and older dogs suffering from arthritis or hip dysplasia can use the therapy to maintain their strength and mobility as well.
If your pet is recovering from surgery, hydrotherapy is often recommended to help them heal and build muscle at the same time. The stiffness is taken away from the joints, allowing for an increase in motion and decrease in swelling.
Dogs that are overweight tend to have problems with their spine and can also benefit from hydrotherapy because it takes the pressure away from their back and allows them to exercise. The dog will often lose weight while improving the condition of their heart and lungs.
Canine hydrotherapy is a great way to help your dog maintain an active lifestyle. Regardless of the condition, the results are the same. Your dog will be in less pain, more active, and a lot happier.
The Oasis is the premier offering in the field of rehabilitation through Hydrotherapy. Along with rehab, the Oasis can also be used for fitness training and weight control. Along with canines, the Oasis is ideal for other small animals/ pets. The natural buoyancy of water assists in a low impact but high intensity work out. This is especially important in cases of patients in the ‘recovery’ mode. With adjustable water temperature and water level, the Oasis makes rehab, fitness training or weight control a relaxing experience.
The new smart look of the Oasis helps it to blend in with ease even in the swankiest clinics, hospitals or homes. The Oasis is designed for function. The designers at H2O for Fitness have kept in mind that “simple is beautiful”. Without trying to re-invent the wheel but also keeping in mind that quality is king, the Oasis symbolizes a quality product thuser-friendlyand user friendly, both for the operator and the patient.