Aquatic Treadmill

Just as water exercise is beneficial to people, it can also benefit your canine!

Benefits of the Aquatic Treadmill
  • Promotes early range of motion
  • Low impact exercise
  • Improved cardiovascular stamina
  • Increased flexibility
  • Muscle toning
  • Increased strengthening of injured tissue
  • Reduces joint stiffness

Chance, our German Shepherd, lost use of his hind legs due to a bad disk in his lower back. He had surgery to remove the bad disk and would require extensive physical exercise to learn how to walk again. Since surgery, Chance has been visiting Carla at Positive Paws to undergo underwater treadmill exercise. This program has been greatly beneficial to Chance in helping him to walk again. He is now walking and continues to do underwater treadmill exercise in order to build even stronger muscles. In addition, he is losing excess weight due to the intense exercise the treadmill provides. Furthermore, Carla’s knowledge and understanding of what is needed for him to progress has helped greatly for her to modify each session to what is in Chance’s best interest.

Steve & Stephanie Samuels, Cincinnati, OH

Canines enjoying the treadmill!

Amber-Exercising to be fit and trim.

Shelby exercises with low impact on her joints.

Molly uses the treadmill to help her arthritis.
Warm water relaxes her so she can move easier.

Dock diving dogs use the treadmill before competition to loosen up.

Notes from the fit and trim!

I have been visiting you weekly at Positive Paws for the treadmill since April 2nd. I think I am walking better and still doing pretty good for a 15 1/2 year old lab/shep mix. My mom is not stressed any longer as she knows Carla won’t get upset with me (and her) if I have an accident. When you are old, “incontinence” can be an issue.

I sure hope I can continue to visit you weekly for my treadmill workout and the “cookies”. You are the best cook in the world.

Your friend, Max Kirkpatrick

P.S. Carla, the treadmill has really made a difference in Max’s quality of life (both physically and mentally). Thank-you for helping us out.

JoAnne Kirkpatrick Cincinnati, OH