"paddling towards a healthier life"



What is hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy is a non-weight bearing therapeutic exercise for dogs and small animals. Using proven techniques, a hydrotherapist guides the patient through warm, sanitised water in order to aid physical recovery, improve fitness and maximise quality of life.


What are the benefits of hydrotherapy?​

  • Relieves pain and inflammation
  • Accelerates post operation recovery
  • Aids in the treatment of chronic, degenerative and congenital disorders
  • Alleviates the symptoms of orthopaedic and neurological conditions
  • Improves joint function and manoeuvrability
  • Enhances muscle strength, tone and symmetry
  • A cardiovascular workout increases fitness and well-being
  • An excellent method of weight control
  • Provides mental stimulation
  • It's great fun!


Conditions benefiting from hydrotherapy

  • Spinal conditions
  • Hip and elbow dysplasia
  • Osteoarthritis   
  • Luxating patella
  • Muscle, tendon and ligament injuries
  • Cruciate repairs
  • Fracture recovery
  • Chronic degenerative radiculomyopathy - CDRM
  • Osteochondritis dissecans - OCD
  • Neurological conditions
  • Obesity
  • Mental wellbeing
  • And many more...


Our hydrotherapists...

Kim and Kathryn have both trained with some of the best hydrotherapists in the country, including the Great Britain Agility Team veterinary physiotherapist. As hydrotherapists they are determined to help your dog have the best quality of life possible and are there to support you and your dog in achieving their goals.​​


Our facilities...

We have a 2.5m x 4.5m indoor heated pool fitted with underwater platforms to perform a range of hydrotherapy techniques to benefit your dog. The pool is sanitised with the latest photocatalytic oxidiser technology to ensure the water is in top condition at all times. We have an easy to access shower to use on your dog both pre and post session which forms part of their therapeutic treatment. Set in the Hertfordshire countryside the peace and quiet ensures your dog remains undisturbed during their session.


canine hydrotherapy association

Pawsome Paddles Hydrotherapy Centre is a registered member of the CHA.

“The CHA is a professional industry leader at the forefront of Veterinary Hydrotherapy. 

Our members operate with care, compassion and integrity, giving you the trust and confidence in the quality of treatment and welfare standards of any animal referred.”