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The program at a glance

01
Overview
  • The initial appointment will discuss goals for your dog and plan how we will achieve this together
  • Hydrotherapy Underwater Treadmill Sessions minimum 1x per week for 8x weeks. Sessions will vary in timing depending on dog’s ability
  • Ideally 2+ times per week to fast track progress and rebuild atrophied muscle and reduce compensatory impact on dog’s other legs
  • Soft Tissue massage to aid in pain and tightness as a result of compensatory and incorrect body use
  • At-home Ice therapy to aid in swelling
  • At home exercise program to help fast-track progress. This will be adjusted weekly depending on dog’s progress
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02
What to expect
  • The initial appointment will discuss goals for your dog and plan how we will achieve this together
  • Hydrotherapy Underwater Treadmill Sessions minimum 1x per week for 8x weeks. Sessions will vary in timing depending on dog’s ability
  • Ideally 2+ times per week to fast track progress and rebuild atrophied muscle and reduce compensatory impact on dog’s other legs
  • Soft Tissue massage to aid in pain and tightness as a result of compensatory and incorrect body use
  • At-home Ice therapy to aid in swelling
  • At home exercise program to help fast-track progress. This will be adjusted weekly depending on dog’s progress
Get Started
03
Program Duration
  • Recovery will vary with each dog, depending on various factors.
  • To see results, hydrotherapy underwater treadmill sessions are recommend to continue weekly for a minimum of 8 weeks, with reassessment on conclusion of the 8 weeks
  • IVDD affects the spinal cord and because of this, recovery looks very different for every dog
  • If no improvement is shown after a considerable amount of time and dog remains non-ambulatory than this may indicate that hydrotherapy is unsuitable for the patient
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2022
When to start?
  • Approximately 2 Weeks post surgery or as soon as the wound site has healed
  • If treating conservatively than treatment should begin as soon as possible
  • Soft tissue massage and passive range-of-motion (ROM) exercises may begin sooner depending on pain level of your dog
  • This will be approximately 2x weeks post-surgery
  • Underwater treadmill is a highly supported and low impact exercise which is why it is suitable to begin at this early stage
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Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) Program

Overview

IVDD and the surgery to correct it affects each dog in a different way. Some dogs will walk out of hospital post surgery while some may not walk for a year. It is important to understand the variables at play and how best to help your dog.

N.B. This treatment plan is a guide only and may be altered as the treatment progresses. Speed of progression through each stage is different for every furry friend!

Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) Program

What to expect

  • The initial appointment will discuss goals for your dog and plan how we will achieve this together
  • Hydrotherapy Underwater Treadmill Sessions minimum 1x per week for 8x weeks. Sessions will vary in timing depending on dog’s ability
  • Ideally 2+ times per week to fast track progress and rebuild atrophied muscle and reduce compensatory impact on dog’s other legs
  • Soft Tissue massage to aid in pain and tightness as a result of compensatory and incorrect body use
  • At-home Ice therapy to aid in swelling
  • At home exercise program to help fast-track progress. This will be adjusted weekly depending on dog’s progress
Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) Program

How long is each program?

  • Recovery will vary with each dog, depending on various factors.
  • To see results, hydrotherapy underwater treadmill sessions are recommend to continue weekly for a minimum of 8 weeks, with reassessment on conclusion of the 8 weeks
  • IVDD affects the spinal cord and because of this, recovery looks very different for every dog
  • If no improvement is shown after a considerable amount of time and dog remains non-ambulatory than this may indicate that hydrotherapy is unsuitable for the patient
Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) Program

When to begin?

  • Approximately 2 Weeks post surgery or as soon as the wound site has healed
  • If treating conservatively than treatment should begin as soon as possible
  • Soft tissue massage and passive range-of-motion (ROM) exercises may begin sooner depending on pain level of your dog
  • This will be approximately 2x weeks post-surgery
  • Underwater treadmill is a highly supported and low impact exercise which is why it is suitable to begin at this early stage
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Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) Program

8

10 weeks

from $87.12 per week

Your pup's program team
Annika Le Rade
Hydrotherapist
Your Vet
Program Partner
You
At home exercises

01 Overview

IVDD and the surgery to correct it affects each dog in a different way. Some dogs will walk out of hospital post surgery while some may not walk for a year. It is important to understand the variables at play and how best to help your dog.

N.B. This treatment plan is a guide only and may be altered as the treatment progresses. Speed of progression through each stage is different for every furry friend!

02 What to expect

  • The initial appointment will discuss goals for your dog and plan how we will achieve this together
  • Hydrotherapy Underwater Treadmill Sessions minimum 1x per week for 8x weeks. Sessions will vary in timing depending on dog’s ability
  • Ideally 2+ times per week to fast track progress and rebuild atrophied muscle and reduce compensatory impact on dog’s other legs
  • Soft Tissue massage to aid in pain and tightness as a result of compensatory and incorrect body use
  • At-home Ice therapy to aid in swelling
  • At home exercise program to help fast-track progress. This will be adjusted weekly depending on dog’s progress

03 About the program

  • Recovery will vary with each dog, depending on various factors.
  • To see results, hydrotherapy underwater treadmill sessions are recommend to continue weekly for a minimum of 8 weeks, with reassessment on conclusion of the 8 weeks
  • IVDD affects the spinal cord and because of this, recovery looks very different for every dog
  • If no improvement is shown after a considerable amount of time and dog remains non-ambulatory than this may indicate that hydrotherapy is unsuitable for the patient

04 When to begin?

  • Approximately 2 Weeks post surgery or as soon as the wound site has healed
  • If treating conservatively than treatment should begin as soon as possible
  • Soft tissue massage and passive range-of-motion (ROM) exercises may begin sooner depending on pain level of your dog
  • This will be approximately 2x weeks post-surgery
  • Underwater treadmill is a highly supported and low impact exercise which is why it is suitable to begin at this early stage
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