OASIS Underwater Treadmill
Skippack Animal Hospital is proud to announce the installment of our state-of-the-art OASIS Underwater Treadmill for both canines and felines. We are the only practice in the area to offer this service for rehabilitation, weight loss, agility, exercise and mental stimulation.
Who can benefit from the underwater treadmill (hydrotherapy)?
- Animals with mobility issues can benefit from hydrotherapy whether they are young or old. The treadmill provides a reduced weight-bearing environment that increases functional use of an afflicted limb without marked weight loading or being too difficult on the animal's joints. An underwater treadmill allows motion in a low-weight-bearing environment to help strengthen the muscles and tendons.
- High-energy or athletic dogs benefit from conditioning on an underwater treadmill both in muscle strengthening and cardiovascular endurance because of the increased resistance of the water. It is also an invaluable tool for those dogs or specific breeds that simply can't get the amount of exercise that they need at home. After utilizing our underwater treadmill, your pet will be tired and happy having received the proper amount of physical activity that he/she needs to stay healthy.
- Obese or overweight dogs can exercise more safely in a buoyant environment than on land. The water's buoyancy reduces weight-bearing stress while, at the same time, increasing metabolic demand and improving muscle strength because of the natural resistance provided by the water.
If your dog falls into any of these categories, please schedule your first session with us. We are now up and running! To find out how your pet can benefit from hydrotherapy, call us today at 610-584-6300! Check out the video below to see Dr. Evans' dogs in action on our OASIS Underwater Treadmill.
Click here to read more about the OASIS Underwater Treadmill on the manufacturer's website.
Initial consult and treatment plan with doctor and technician - $85
Individual treadmill session with a technician - $40
10 session treadmill package - $360