A few of our success stories...

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Dexy came to us when she was 5 months old and was facing the prospect of surgery due to bilateral hip dysplasia. At home she would hardly walk due to discomfort and spent her time sat playing with toys within her reach. Dexy’s owners started her on a course of hydrotherapy with some scepticism as to how much benefit it would have but were dedicated to bringing her for twice weekly sessions. Now 3 months on Dexy in her current condition no longer requires surgery, has been able to half her pain medication and leads an active puppy life. Going forward Dexy will need hydrotherapy for the long term but over time the duration between sessions will gradually be reduced. Dexy is not only a testament to how amazing hydrotherapy can be but also her owners who are committed to ensuring she has the best possible quality of life.

"I took Finn along for a fun and fitness session with the views to competing in a triathlon soon. Kim handled him very professionally and was very encouraging to get him in the pool. After the initial couple of minutes, he was feeling very confident in the water and his swimming was improving with every stroke.Kim has a fantastic set up, in a brilliant location, she was very professional and a vast range of knowledge. Looking forward to the next session :-)"

Finn, Age 5, English Springer Spaniel

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''Our rather nervous collie Flo is very happy with the kind and gentle Kim helping her recover from a very serious cut to her paw.''

Flo, Age 11, Border Collie

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Bobby has now been signed off from his hydrotherapy treatment which he was having due to losing use of both hind limbs following a spinal injury after getting trapped in a crate door. When Bobby attended his first session he had regained use of his right hind but he still dragged his left which also had severe atrophy. Bobby’s sessions were heavily focused on proprioceptive enrichment with minimal swimming due to his very young age of only 4 months. With several twice weekly sessions Bobby was back on both his hind limbs and beginning to see the muscle return. This case in particular demonstrates the importance of the pod work and shows that hydrotherapy is so much more than swimming.

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Nelly started her rehabilitation program back in May following a corrective osteotomy on the left radius and ulna due to a limb deformity. She had already lost a lot of muscle and was very reluctant to bear weight on this limb both in and out of the pool. After nine sessions Nelly is loading on her left forelimb much better and has built up muscle mass with a gradual increase in the amount of aerobic swimming she has been doing. Going forward Nelly is going to be attending monthly maintenance sessions to prevent deterioration of the positive results she has seen.

''Lola my 15 month old Labrador had an amazing time this morning at her swim and exercise session. If you're thinking about booking, go for it...Lola highly recommends it!  😀. Thanks Kim, we will be back for another session soon x''

Lola, Age 1, Black Labrador

Barney was referred to us back in July due to left patella luxation and left hind atrophy. When Barney had his initial assessment he was offloading his left hind limb with deferred stiffness in his right hind and overloading his right forelimb to compensate. Barney’s treatment included pod work to enhance his hind limb proprioception and even loading so he would build even muscle tone and reduce deferred stiffness. Barney also particularly enjoyed the aerobic swimming aspect of his treatment which not only built his muscle mass back up to stabilise the patella but also improved his range of motion. Barney is doing really well and is now attending monthly maintenance sessions to keep on top of the results he has achieved.

"Honey had her first session with Kim today - fantastic. Kim built her confidence and took the session at a comfortable pace for Honey."

Honey, Age 13, Jack Russell

"Thank you for the boys session this afternoon they really seemed to enjoy this new experience."

Sunny & Morrissey, Age 4 & 2, Borzoi