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Animal Hydrotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre
Based on the Edge of the New Forest
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Large Hydrotherapy Pool
With Ramps for Entry and Exit
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Extended Length
Aquatic Treadmill
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Laser Therapy
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Confidence Building and Fitness
Sessions Also Available
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Phone us on 01425 471759 to find out how we can help your pet. Contact Us

Why use our Services?

  • Most insurance companies will pay for Hydrotherapy, Physiotherapy.
  • We are members of NARCH (National Association of Registered Canine Hydrotherapists) so you can be assured that we meet the highest standards, not only in our treatments, but in our water quality also.
  • All of our Hydrotherapists complete at least 20 hours a year of CPD (continued personal development) to keep their knowledge up to date which ensures your pet is getting the best treatment possible.
  • We combine both hydrotherapy and physiotherapy treatment during your session should your dog need both treatments.
  • We adapt and adjust our hydrotherapy sessions for each dog to ensure they receive the maximum benefit from treatment.
  • Patients always wear buoyancy aids or harnesses.
  • We always get in the pool with your dog during their session.
  • We shower and dry your dog after it’s session and will also shampoo him/her if you would like us to.
  • We keep your Vet updated on your animal’s progress.

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Find Us in Ringwood

We are half a mile from the Ringwood exit of the A31.

Directions: At the large Ringwood roundabout take the 2nd exit into Mansfield Rd (signed Winkton/Sopley). At the mini roundabout take the 1st exit into Christchurch Rd, (towards Winkton/Sopley). You will pass the fire station and Cedar Vets on your left. At the next roundabout take the 1st exit into Castleman Way. After 20 meters turn right into Ringwood Trading Estate. Ringwood tile emporium will be in front of you, turn right to the end of the estate and you will see us on the right hand side.

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Benefits of hydrotherapy

  • 50 - 60% faster recovery rate from some injuries
  • pre op fitness
  • post op recovery
  • increased mobility/range of movement
  • reduced pain and swelling
  • aids weight loss
  • mental and physical stimulation for dogs with behavioural issues
  • great for fun and fitness - no mud and a nice warm pool!
  • Improves joint mobility for older dogs and cats giving them a better quality of life

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Dogs don’t need to be injured to benefit from hydrotherapy

We offer fun swims, for dogs that love the water. Dogs can swim all year round without getting cold and muddy – we send them home clean, dry and smelling lovely!

Fitness swims, for working dogs, agility dogs, flyball dogs, show dogs. Hydrotherapy keeps them fit, supple and is a great cardiovascular workout, all of which help prevent injuries.

Weight loss - hydrotherapy aids weight loss and allows cats and dogs to exercise in a controlled environment. Swimming is a non-weight bearing exercise, so greatly reduces strain on joints of animals that need to lose a few pounds.

Older dogs and cats benefit hugely from hydrotherapy as they can enjoy mobility in the water that cannot be achieved on land. The water is therapeutic and gives them a feeling of wellbeing as well as mental stimulation.

Dogs that dislike water. We also cater for dogs who are not keen on water, or who lack confidence in the water. It is always a good idea to make sure you dog is a confident swimmer and we are happy to help you achieve this, by swimming them in a buoyancy aid, in warm water. The entry into the pool is gradual and a hydrotherapist is with them at all times. It doesn't usually take long for them to find their swimming paws!

Puppy swims are also very popular. It is a really good idea to introduce your puppy to water at an early age and we offer a reduced rate swim for puppies under 6 months old.

Not all hydrotherapy centres are the same !

Our Centre offers:

  • Large heated pool with easy ramp access up to the pool and into the pool – No steps and no steep ramps
  • Extended length Hydro Physio underwater treadmill with easy access, repeatable programs and water height – plenty of room for large breed dogs
  • Each initial consultation includes input from qualified animal physio, to include treatment and/or advice and treatment plan – owners will have an individual treatment plan for their cat or dog
  • Physiotherapy treatment area
  • Other therapies available – to aid your animals recovery

Why bring your dog or cat to us?

We work closely with local vets and referral centres to deliver a high quality, professional treatment to our client’s pets. We are very much hands on with our patients and believe combining physiotherapy and hydrotherapy delivers the best results. This multi-modal approach allows us to specifically match the treatment to the animal, their lifestyle and condition.

Dog having fun in the water
Dog hydrotherapy
Dog swimming
Dog in the hydrotherapy pool