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Hydrotherapy is a low impact form of exercise in warm water to aid in the rehabilitation and recovery of those with neurological or musculoskeletal conditions. 


Any animal that needs to improve muscle tone, proprioception, core strength, range of motion, cardiovascular fitness or achieve weight loss, will benefit from hydrotherapy. This not only includes those recovering from injury or disease but also working and athletic dogs.


Therapeutic Benefits

  • Relieve pain and muscle spasm

  • To maintain or increase the range of joint motion.

  • To re-educate paralyzed muscles

  • Targeting specific muscle groups to strengthen weak muscles.

  • To improve circulation.

  • Warm water stimulates blood flow positively, which leads to muscle relaxation.

  • Improve gait patterning.

  • The hydrostatic effect may relieve pain by reducing peripheral oedema and by dampening the sympathetic nervous system activity.

Paws in Motion Veterinary Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy is based at Body Limits human physiotherapy clinic in Newport Pagnell.

All patient’s will receive treatment from a fully qualified NAVP registered Veterinary Physiotherapist and NARCH registered Canine Hydrotherapist, therefore, additional skills can be applied such as massage and the development of a home treatment programme specifically tailored to your pet in order to achieve a more successful rehabilitation.

We believe it is important to work within a multi-disciplinary team, therefore, after receiving a referral and liaising with your vet, we will keep them updated on your pet’s progress and work with them to ensure your animal is receiving the best possible care.

Each session will consist of a full gait analysis, observation of their static conformation/posture and thorough palpation including range of motion assessments. Advanced techniques may be applied dependent on your dog’s ability, enabling us to achieve the desired gait and restore normal function.

Please read our hydrotherapy protocols prior to your session.



Our friendly environment will put both you and your dog at ease and we truly believe the importance of going at your pets pace to create a comfortable setting and help them to enjoy their time with us.

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