Our Hydrotherpy and Rehabilitation Services

Hydrotherapy is an ancient form of natural treatment in which the physical properties of warm water and weightlessness are utilised to gain relaxation and freedom of movement, to promote muscle relaxation, aid pain relief and to assist joint movements and cardiovascular activity.

 

When an animal enters the water and starts to swim, muscles that may not have used in years begin to receive stimulation.  The benefit to injured animals is a slow build up of strength without the danger of any injury being caused by putting weight on weak bones and muscles. Fully fit animals also benefit.

 

Six minutes in a pool can be the equivalent to a five mile walk or a hundred yard run.  Time spent swimming by the dog is always a gradual build up to ensure their well-being at all times.

 

The resident Hydrotherapist is in the water with your pet the whole time He/She is under his charge. Owners are encouraged to sit in the pool area observing their Pet(s) swimming in a relaxed but controlled enviroment

The Pool

Our exceptional circular hydrotherapy pool enables dogs - through swimming and manipulation in water - to exercise because it is non weight bearing; so recovery can start much earlier following surgery or injury. 

The warm water and increased range of limb movements help to promote circulation, which aids healing.The pressure of the water can have an anti-inflammatory effect, relieving pain and reducing swelling, resulting in more comfortable or natural limb movements. Some pet insurance companies will pay for hydrotherapy if your veterinary surgeon prescribes it. 

 

We advise that you consult your dog’s vet before starting a course of Hydrotherapy. We will need certain information prior to starting the course which would include a Referral from Your Vetinary Surgeon.

 

Please note this an Appointment only system which must be pre booked. Emergency bookings are available on request of your Veterinary Practice.

 

The cost per session is £23.

Initial session is allocated for 1 hour and any subsequent visit will be for 30 Minutes.

 

Any further information can be obtained either by contact form, Email or phoning Direct and speaking to the Resident Hydrotherapist Mr Neil Allan

Magnetic Therapy

Introduction
In recent years, magnetic therapy for dogs has become more popular as pet owners start realising it is a safe, simple and relatively inexpensive method of treating various disorders, producing positive results without side effects. It is often used together with other complementary therapies such as acupunture and herbs as well as more traditional medications and surgery.
At first glance, magnetic therapy might seem a bit strange, but bear mind that the Earth has a normal magnetic field and the cells in our bodies also have a normal magnetic field that allows for proper functioning. Some doctors attribute many illnesses to the decline over the centuries in the Earth’s normal magnetic field.
How does it work?
It is generally believed that magnets work by means of magnetic lines of force; units called gauss measure the strength of the magnetic field. The higher the gauss number the stronger the magnet (a 1000 gauss magnet is ten times stronger than a 100 gauss magnet).
Magnets can be used either as permanent, or static, or as pulsed electromagnetic field magnets (PEMF). Static magnets come in bars, beads, or strips. These are somewhat similar to the magnets on your refrigerator. PEMF use a pulsing current that flows through a wire coil to create a magnetic field around the wire: the greater the amount of current flow, and the greater the number of turns of the wire, the greater the magnetic field that forms. 
Magnets appear to heal the body removing inflammation and restoring circulation. By increasing blood flow to a diseased site on the body, increased nutrients become available to speed the healing process. In fracture healing, for example, the use of magnetic fields increases the adherence of calcium ions to the blood clot formed at the site of the break. This allows for the proper formation of the callus that is necessary for fractures to heal properly.
What can it be used for?
Magnets are often used on dogs to aid in fracture healing and in the treatment of many other ailments including arthritis, hip dysplasia, osteochondritis, epilepsy, pain relief, chronic organ disorders and vertebral disorders. Sprains and strains and other traumatic disorders may also benefit from magnetic therapy. Magnets should not be used in acute infectious conditions, on cancerous growths, in acute injuries, pregnant animals, or in dogs with cardiac pacemakers.
Magnetic field therapy helps the body to heal by creating a favorable environment for repair. Magnets increase blood flow to the area, bring in essential nutrients, and help relieve pain and inflammation. 
Dog owners should always consult with an experienced veterinarian before trying magnetic field therapy. This should always be done to determine an accurate diagnosis of your dog’s condition and in order to select the best possible treatment. 
Booking and Prices

Magnetic Therapy sessions for your dog are £10 per half an hour session.
Please use the Contact form,Email or direct call Mr Neil Allan for further information and to discuss the options available