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COLD SALT HYDROTHERAPY TREATMENT

EQUINE HYDROTHERAPY  

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WHAT IT DOES

Our equine hydrotherapy spa can help to improve circulation, relieve pain and inflammation, and promote tissue healing. It can also be used as a preventative measure to help avoid injuries and support recovery post-competition. 

 

Our equine hydrotherapy spa is a safe and effective treatment for all horses, including pregnant mares and young foals and can provide relief from pain and swelling with just a few treatments. 

HOW IT WORKS

  • The saltwater is chilled between 2 degrees and 4 degrees.

  • The cold temperature of the water helps to numb pain, while the salt helps to draw out excess fluid from the tissues.

  • This combination of effects can help to quickly reduce pain and improve mobility.

  • Inhibits enzyme degeneration of tendons post injury

  • Acts as a hypertonic poultice, reducing heat while having a natural healing effect on wounds.

  • Water density increases with salt concentration, which in turn increases pressure to aid fluid and waste dispersal.

  • Water aeration has a massaging effect on the leg and increases the dissolved oxygen content of the spa solution

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HYDROTHERAPY BENEFITS

This drug free therapy can be used for injury prevention, including increasing mobility and reducing swelling in the limbs before and after competitive events and training.

One of the most significant benefits is that it can help to improve circulation and reduce inflammation. This is especially beneficial for horses that have arthritis or other chronic conditions that cause pain and stiffness.

HYDROTHERAPY CASE STUDY

BEFORE HYDROTHERAPY

AFTER HYDROTHERAPY

COLD SALT HYDROTHERAPY MAY HELP TO: 

  • Reduce inflammation of tendon injuries, lymphedema, and windgall

  • Rehabilitate sinew and ligament injuries

  • Increase muscular strength

  • Improve heart health

  • Heal wounds

  • Reduce sore shins 

  • Increase hoof growth

  • Reduce recovery time

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  • WHY IS THE AQUA TREADMILL SO BENEFICIAL?
    By moving in the water, horses get power and endurance training without high pressure on their tendons and skeleton in a safe and controlled environment, making it ideal in terms of recovery.
  • HOW DO THE HORSES FEET DO WITH THE WATER?
    The Aqua Treadmill uses a salt water chlorination system which assists in preventing moisture from being pulled from the hoof. This ensures the water does not affect their feet in any negative way and helps their feet get better faster by increasing the sole depth.
  • HOW DO I INTRODUCE A HORSE TO THE TREADMILL?
    We recommend that you familiarize your horse with the unit by walking him up and into it, closing the doors and letting him stand. We find that an average horse needs to be walked through the unit about three times to get comfortable with it and be ready to exercise in the unit.
  • WHAT CONDITIONS CAN THE TREADMILL BE USED TO TREAT?
    Horses in recovery from injury or surgery will have great benefits from working in the Aqua treadmill. By moving in water, the horse is given a good workout without the high pressure on their tendons and skeleton, training muscles that may not possible to develop during a normal riding session
  • DO THE HORSES PANIC WHEN IT STARTS TO FILL UP WITH WATER?
    The salt water enters from the bottom and the fresh water trickles down the side from the rear of the horse. In both cases, the water enters the treadmill slowly and quietly so the horse has a chance to become accustomed to the water.
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