Why Choose Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy can be an incredible treatment to compliment veterinary care but if it is not carried out correctly it can be dangerous. Not only for the condition being referred for but also for any additional conditions your pet may have that must be taken into account as part of the treatment.
Please see our 'Introduction to Hydrotherapy' page for interesting information and facts on the benefits of hydrotherapy.
At Hydropets we are fully trained and qualified registered canine hydrotherapists and veterinary physiotherapists. This includes animal first aid and understanding other conditions your pet may have. Only a vet can diagnose and we work in partnership with your vet as part of the multi-disciplinary team aimed at giving your pet the best care and treatment.
NARCH (National Association of Registered Hydrotherapists) state:
'The nearest centre to your home may not be the most suitable centre to treat your dog so do consider centres further afield'. 'It is important that any client has confidence in the therapist treating their dog. By choosing to use a Registered Canine Hydrotherapist (RCH) you can be assured that the hydrotherapist looking after your dog or cat is trained in hydrotherapy and is required to abide by a code of practice and ethics by their professional association. Every RCH is listed on the NARCH website (http://www.narch.org.uk) enabling you to check that their registration is valid as well as providing details on the type and level of training completed and areas of competence or expertise. A listed RCH has fulfilled the NARCH training requirements for registration (which are the highest in the UK) and must keep up to date by completing a further 20 hours of Continued Professional Development training each year. Registration with NARCH is not an easy option for a canine hydrotherapist'.
As part of our values we strongly advise you to research your hydrotherapist and physiotherapist and make sure they are registered and qualified to at least be a member of NARCH (National Association of Registered Canine Hydrotherapists) and, or the CHA (Canine Hydrotherapy Association), NAVP (National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists) and ACPAT (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy)