A Water Treadmill is on its way to UVH…

The new facility is getting closer to being finished. What this means is that UVH Physical Rehabilitation is growing too. One of the rooms that will be added is a water treadmill room. I am so excited about this and can’t wait to tell everyone. There are so many benefits to our pet’s health by being on a water treadmill including improving muscle strength, cardiorespiratory endurance, range of motion, agility, and physiological wellbeing, while minimizing pain. In the future, part of UVH Rehabilitation program can also offer weight loss programs, pre and post orthopedic surgery physiotherapy, conditioning for sports along with enhancing the physiotherapy that we offer now.

Just in case you are wondering, the water treadmill is commonly used for dogs but also cats and larger versions are made for horses, cows, and goats. There is even some cases of use for pigs, cockatiel birds, and llamas.

I can not wait for my first case that would benefit from the water treadmill!!

Enjoy your week – Cindi