We first tried underwater treadmill for Jasmine's muscle injury.
After she was all recovered from both of her knee surgeries she suddenly started limping on her rear leg again.
At first we worried that her knee had gone bad again after all.
But it turned out being a muscle injury.
As much as that part was a good news, after some initial improvement the lameness wasn't going away.
NSAIDs are not an option for Jasmine and pain drugs didn't seem to had been making much difference. After some debate we decided to treat her injury with physical therapy.
While that particular injury was difficult to treat and it took a long time to resolve, underwater treadmill ranks high on our list of treatment options orthopedic issues.
|Underwater treadmill at Jasmine's rehabilitation center, Woodcock Veterinary Services|
You can't go wrong with underwater therapy, whether by itself, or in combination with other treatments.
The benefits of hydrotherapy are multifaceted.
The buoyancy reduces weight bearing strain. Gentle resistance improves muscle strenght. Water level and temperature can be controlled to achieve different goals. Find out more about How Water Is Used for Dog Physical Therapy.
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