These videos are of Elwood, who is only a puppy . He has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia, so we are trying to strengthen his hind limb and lumbar musculature so that hopefully we can avoid hip replacement surgery.
He comes each week with his big brother Reggie - more of that later.......
Coco has only been three times so far, but already she is starting to pick up her left hind limb a lot more than when she first came. She has had cruciate surgery and is starting to improve on her range of movement and her muscle is building up really well.
Gus is a really lively dog who loves his agility. His fore limb lameness is so much better since doing hydrotherapy. The slo-mo video really shows how he is extending his forelimbs to their full potential, and the addition of the hair scrunchie makes him pick his legs up even more. Well done Gus and keep up the good work!
Hydrotherapy is up and running and Thistle has just started hydrotherapy for surgery on her cruciate ligament. Here she is on only her second session, and she knows exactly what to do! The yellow scrunchie means she picks her leg up really well.
This is Otis who has been coming to hydrotherapy to increase the musculature over his left hind leg, following two major cruciate surgeries. He was knuckling when he first came, but look how well he is doing now. Also note the exaggerated lifting of his right hind with the hair scrunchie on.
This is Rhys who used to be a working sheepdog and is now quite stiff over his hind quarters. He manages 16 minutes in total in the tank and this in combination with anti inflammatories and dietary control is working wonders. Often hydrotherapy is used as part of a multi modal therapy and that’s why it’s always important to discuss all options with your vet. There’s always something that will help.
Betsy has had spinal surgery and is much more steady on her back legs now since starting hydrotherapy. We just need her to focus more on walking and less on telling us about it - let’s just say the session is not always a quiet one, although she always tries her hardest!
Even when Bella drops her toy she keeps on walking. It’s like a wave pool with the amount of turbulence that she produces. That only makes it harder for her to walk which can only be beneficial to developing her muscles!