NORTHERN EQUINE THERAPY CENTRE

Equine Hydrotherapy

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Beautry House, Rathmell, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 0LA   01729 840284   info@northernequinetherapy.co.uk

EQUINE HYDROTHERAPY SERVICES

Reasons for swimming.

To improve fitness - swimming increases stamina and works the cardiovascular system .It develops muscle and can be incorporated into a training programme with other work.

UNLIKE A SPA UNIT, THE POOL ALLOWS TOTAL NON WEIGHT BEARING EXERCISE

As a therapy - providing exercise for an injury without the need for weight bearing. After the initial period of rest, the movement of an injury can greatly reduce lesions and scar tissue.

To maintain fitness - whilst recovering from injury, convalescent time is reduced as the animal does not require building up again.

To sweeten up jaded or bored horses - by adding something different to their routine.This is particularly useful in the case of animals in hard training, e.g. racing, eventing endurance and dressage.

Following a period of box rest where muscle wastage has occurred, or in certain back injuries, swimming builds up muscle and improves topline.

Youngsters benefit from swimming as there is no stress on young joints and they become confident in water.

Swimming is especially useful in the treatment of laminitics.

Dogs can also benefit from hydrotherapy. Greyhounds and show dogs can be swum in a controlled situation and any muscle loss due to injury may be build up safely without further damage.

Other packages can be tailored to your needs, including roadwork.

PRE SEASON FITNESS - Including Road Work.

POST INJURY/CONVALESCING - Programmes using the horse walker for rehabilitation. This should be done in consultation with your own vet / physio to enable the best recovery.