WHAT IS UNDERWATER TREADMILL?
This is our most eye-catching modality, providing comfortable and safe exercise for pets with a variety of needs! The properties of water allow controlled exercise in a supported (buoyant)environment while the patient’s movements are resisted for effective strengthening. How does it work? Your dog enters a dry “box” (exercise chamber) with clear walls for comfortable viewing of the environment. Water slowly fills to the desired level while your pet receives treats, petting and reassurance. Once your dog has comfortably acclimated to the environment, we turn on the treadmill belt, which sits on the floor of the exercise chamber, and cue your dog to walk. You will likely notice your dog walks with exaggerated movements while in the water, allowing for effective gait retraining and strengthening.