Canine Hydrotherapy

Governance and delivery of qualifications in the UK – challenges and future directions by Alice Sear, Level Three Small Animal Hydrotherapist and final year BSc (Hons) Bioveterinary Science Student and Dr Alison Wills, Senior Lecturer Department of Animal and Agriculture, Hartpury University, Gloucestershire GL19 3BE The use of canine hydrotherapy has risen in recent years, particularly in the rehabilitation of post-surgical neurological and orthopaedic diseases, in addition to the maintenance of chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis. In human studies, hydrotherapy has been found to increase the range of motion of joints and decrease pain and muscle soreness following exercise (Eversden...

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