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Water Therapy

Water has several components which make it extremely useful as an agent in rehabilitation.  The buoyancy of the water effectively decreases the weight of an animal submerged in it, thus decreasing the impact of weight-bearing exercises. Water can be heated or cooled according to your needs.  Water increases the resistance (work) required to move a limb, so it is excellent for building strength and endurance with a relatively short exercise session.  The water also can support an animal so that weak animals that cannot stand unsupported on land might be able to stand and walk in water with minimal support.  Water therapy can have a huge impact on your total rehab program.  I love water therapy!

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