The water walker is an underwater treadmill system designed to facilitate exercise. It is suitable for animals recovering from various injuries and surgeries and those suffering from chronic degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis and obesity. Exercising in the underwater treadmill permits the patient to walk while the buoyancy of the water supports their weight, reducing the stress load on the patient’s joints, making the exercise more comfortable and reducing the impact within the joint. The water walker also adds resistance which forces the muscles to work harder.
Our water waler is suitable for dogs of all shapes and sizes. Patients enter the water walker from above; The belt gest lowered into the water; this is less stressful than conventional treadmills, which fill after the patient has walked in. The exercise intensity, speed and water depth can be altered to suit the treatment protocols of the patient’s age and fitness level.