A new certified hydrotherapy centre for small animals is to open for business on Sunday 11th February with an open afternoon.
Steve Hole, Ellie Croxford and dog Dexter in the hydrotherapy centre
Based in Great Horwood, Crossroads Hydrotherapy Centre has a specially designed hydrotherapy pool, providing non-weight bearing exercise for pets in water heated between 30-32 degrees Celsius. The pool is custom built for small animals to swim in for physical exercise and mental stimulation, as well as rehabilitation.
With external and internal ramps to allow easy access to and from the pool, and underwater cameras, Crossroads hydrotherapists are able to monitor how each animal uses their limbs.
From 12pm – 3pm on Sunday 11th February, Crossroads Hydrotherapy is opening up its doors for an afternoon where pet owners can take a look at the impressive new facilities. Hydrotherapists will be on hand to talk through how swimming can benefit dogs, cats and other small animals. Anyone who attends the open afternoon will be entered into a competition to win 5 free fitness swims worth £150. For safety reasons, Crossroads Hydrotherapy ask for visitors to come along to the open afternoon without their pets.
Steve Hole, trained hydrotherapist and founder of Crossroads Hydrotherapy Centre comments: “We are so thrilled to be opening our new hydrotherapy centre and have worked so hard to get the environment just right.”
“We’ve paid careful attention to the detail; pets come in one entrance and leave through another so there’s no crossover disruption. They are showered before and after treatment and water quality is tested 3 times a day in accordance with the NARCH regulations to ensure the pool is clean and safe for everyone.”
Hole adds: “The pool is for more than rehabilitation, it’s great for general fitness or weight loss, can help to disperse energy in enthusiastic dogs, introduce puppies to water and it is great fun for all pets to swim!”
Crossroads Hydrotherapy Centre is on Buckingham Road, Great Horwood and offers healing sessions for small animals through non-weight bearing exercise in heated water and is fully trained by Hawksmoor Hydrotherapy and certified by NARCH. Crossroads Hydrotherapy is part of Crossroads Kennels and Cattery who have a great local reputation.
For further information about Crossroads Hydrotherapy Centre and its swimming sessions, visit: www.crossroadshydro.co.uk or call 01296 713812.