HYDROTHERAPY & RECREATIONAL SWIMMING
HYDROTHERAPY: What Is It and What Are The Benefits?
Water therapy or water cure, for dogs is a form of alternative therapy that uses water to rehabilitate injuries and relieve pain.
Hydrotherapy uses buoyancy, resistance, viscosity, and hydrostatic pressure to assist a dog to move the injured joints they are rehabilitating. The properties of water allows your dog to do weightless physical therapy without the added pressure of gravity. This is why Hydrotherapy works.
Reducing stress on your dog's joints as they recover from their injury. Increasing mobility in dog's with chronic mobility conditions. Allowing senior dogs and dogs who need to lose weight an exercise they can do.
Hydrotherapy is a natural anti-inflammatory due to its ability to reduce swelling in tissues of the body.
BENEFITS: Not Just Relieving Pain and Rehabilitating Joints...
Other Added Benefits of Hydrotherapy for Dogs:
- Relief of Pain, Swelling, and Stiffness
- Muscle Strengthening
- Increase Range of Motion
- Promote Blood Circulation
- Tissue Healing
- Gait Modification
- Cardiovascular Fitness
- Faster Recovery from Injuries
- Alleviation of Muscle Spasms
About Our Pool
Our Splash SuperPool is 9ft long by 17ft wide, located Indoors, Heated, Balanced using Clear Blue Mineral System and Accessible by Automatic Lift and Ramp.
The pool is heated to 90 degrees Fahrenheit for Hydrotherapy and 87 degrees Fahrenheit for Recreational Swimming. All dogs are accompanied in the pool at all times and are either fitted with a lifejacket or harness.
You won't smell chlorine when you enter our pool area as the pool water is balanced using the Clear Blue Mineral System, which uses cooper to maintain the pool water. In a saltwater pool the chlorine levels on average 10ppm, while our mineral pool chlorine levels are 0.1 - 0.5ppm. So its safe for your dog's skin and coat!
Most dogs who come to the pool are dealing with decreased mobility, so we have ensured our pool is easily accessible by using a wheelchair lift to the deck and a gradually sloping ramp into the pool.
Who Is In The Pool With The Dogs?
Certified Canine Hydrotherapist
Certified Level 1 Canine Massage Therapist
A Bit About Me...
In July 2020, I successfully completed the Canine Ripples Certification for Canine Hydrotherapy and started offering hydrotherapy and recreational swim services to the canine communities of North Grenville and surrounding areas.
Having had the opportunity over the past year to work with dogs suffering from chronic conditions, acute injuries, post-surgery rehabilitation, senior dog mobility, weight loss, introducing young dogs to swimming for the first time and swimming high energy dogs for exercise, I have gained valuable experience, improving my handling skills, knowledge of canine mobility related conditions and water activities for exercise.
As an owner of large breed dogs, I believe that hydrotherapy and recreational swimming is beneficial to all dogs to develop and maintain healthy joints and adequate muscle strength.
Currently I am working towards becoming a Certified Canine Athlete Specialist. Providing me the skills and knowledge to develop fitness programs based on the individual dog. This is a great way for owners to interact, develop relationship, get fit with their dog and a complementary activity to hydrotherapy.
- Hydrotherapy Consultation 45-75 Minutes (For dogs diagnosed with medical conditions or injuries).
- Senior Consultation 45-60 Minutes (For senior dogs wanting to maintain and improve mobility).
- Hydrotherapy or Senior Follw-Up Session 30 Minutes (After consultation dogs attend weekly or bi-weekly pool sessions).
- Recreational Swim Introduction 45 Minutes (For the healthy pup or dog that wants to get comfortable in the water or just for Fun).
- Swim Session or Lesson 30 Minutes (After introduction your pup or dog are welcome to come develop their swimming skills and maintain optimal physical health).
Now Available Online Booking!
Please select the "TRAINING" option to request any of our pool services.