Extensive work in human physiotherapy has demonstrated that a suitably monitored course of hydrotherapy acts by encouraging a full range of joint motion in reduced weight bearing conditions, therefore improving muscle tone & promoting tissue repair, without imposing undue stress on damaged tissues. Controlled swimming helps to improve cardiovascular stamina, muscle tone, range of movement & is particularly helpful in aiding recovery from injury or surgery whilst also improving general fitness, especially in the management of obesity. Muscle wastage begins within 3 days of any immobilisation so to prevent further weakness or injury it is important to rebuild, through safe exercise, any muscles that have deteriorated. It is better to treat dogs in heated water since cold water causes constriction of the blood vessels near the skin to the superficial muscles (just under the skin) which restricts the flow of blood making the muscles less efficient.
From December 2023 we will be relocating our hydrotherapy services from Bayton Road Industrial Estate to Camp Farm, Bedworth Road, Bedworth, CV12 9JA. We will be operating an Underwater Treadmill & not a swimming pool.
Click here to download our hydrotherapy consent form. Please complete owner sections & then forward to your veterinary practice for their completion.
It is a legal requirement we have consent from your veterinary surgeon for hydrotherapy & fitness swims & we cannot swim your dog without this.
If you encounter problems downloading our form please contact us & we will send a form via email
Hydrotherapy can help with:
Relief of pain, swelling & stiffness
Muscle strengthening & maintenance
Alleviating muscle spasm
Increased range of movement in joints
Increased tissue healing
Increased speed of recovery
Conditions that can benefit from hydrotherapy are:
Hip & Elbow dysplasia
Pre & post surgical cases
Total hip replacement
Soft tissue injuries
Tendinitis ligament strain
Increased core strength
Hydrotherapy - First initial treadmill session, assessment & consultation 45 minutes £50
Subsequent session 30 minutes £40
Session includes treatment plans, muscle warm up with massage shower, rinse off, towel dry & short dry with high velocity dryer where suitable/required
Policies: Please ensure your dog has not eaten for at least 2 hours before & at least 2 hours after sessions. Please take this into consideration if your dog requires food with medication. Please also remember this session will impact your dogs energy levels for the day so take this into consideration with additional exercise. Please toilet your dog before the session. If your dog toilets in the treadmill this can cause a delay to other dogs sessions. Session times depends on your dogs ability, condition & confidence. Your dog will not be in the treadmill for the whole session due to a warm up & rinse off shower. If you arrive late the session will be shortened & the price will not be reduced as you have booked that specified slot. 24 hour cancellation policy applies to cancel or change appointment.
Hydrotherapy swim for Elsa!
Underwater camera capturing Nessa!
Dog's eye view as shown by Paddy!
Linda Rowstron recommends Millie's Paws Grooming Studio.
15 July 2019 ·
Our little Leah has been to Millies paws for hydrotherapy and what a difference this has made to her. Everyone at Millies paws are friendly, 100% service and love for your animal. Special thanks to Donna and Careys
Sarah Thomas recommends Millie's Paws Grooming Studio.
26 June 2019 ·
Donna fab with our big baby of a dog introducing him into rehab swimming . She took time to assess and work round his needs . lovely place , would recommend.
Thanks from Harvey X
Michael Punshon recommends Millie's Paws Grooming Studio.
21 June 2019 ·
Donna is so kind and gentle with LULU and has worked with her staff hard to get lulu back on her legs and it has worked Sue and I are so delighted with her progress Many thanks
Mick and Sue and the cool gang
Policies: 24 hour Cancellation policy operates to cancel or change appointments, toileting in the treadmill will result in a £50 charge
Tessa's first introduction to the pool following cruciate ligament surgery!
Little Paddy modelling the life jacket!
Henry at his weekly hydrotherapy session!
We work alongside veterinary physiotherapist Hollee Laura McEvoy who runs physio clinics on site with us or at your home. Hollee is a fully qualified and insured member of the NAVP (national association of veterinary physiotherapists). Hollee graduated from university in the summer of 2018 with a BSc in veterinary physiotherapy. She has since been running her business 'HLM Animal physiotherapy' offering mobile and in practice treatments and assessments for small animal patients.
Signs to look out for:
• Difficulty getting up from lying down
• Difficulty going up stairs
• Reduced activity / lethargic
• not wanting to play
• Excessive whining
• Aggressive behavior when touched
• Muscle loss
• Weight gain
Benefits of physiotherapy:
• Improved Range of motion
• Improved stride length and mobility
• Reduce pain
• Reduce tension
• Improve Muscle tone
• Improve neuromuscular function
• Improved proprioception, balance and coordination
Common conditions that can benefit include:
• Crainial cruticate ligament ruptures
• Hip / Elbow dysplacia
• Post operative referal
• Patella Luxation
• Medial shoulder instability
• Muscle strains/tears
• Carpal hyper extension
• Neurological conditions
What is included in your session:
Following veterinary consent a full in depth assessment of the animal is completed. Each individual assessment includes a case history, static and dynamic observations and full body palpation. On completion of the assessment, a treatment programme will be created, specific to the individual case. Treatment may involve: massage and various soft tissue techniques, joint mobilizations, stretches and/or electrotherapies. At the end Individual exercise programmes are utilized to encourage maximum fitness and health. Owners play a massive part in the rehabilitation of the animal, and their concerns and exceptions are listened to. Management advice is always provided for owners.
Please contact Hollee at HLM animal physiotherapy for prices.
Before your dog can be seen a veterinary referral form must be completed. It is a legal requirement for the physio to have veterinary consent from your vet before beginning treatment.
*HLM physiotherapy is independently run from Millie's Paws Hydrotherapy Centre*