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Water Therapy and Cervical Vertebral Instability Cases?

    • 145 posts
    January 13, 2016 11:55 AM EST

    Question submitted by a participant in the Water Therapy webinar:

    Is there any concern (or more of a concern) of underwater treadmill for patients that may have cervical instability?

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    • 22 posts
    January 20, 2016 5:59 PM EST

     

    The UWTM can be used in cases of cervical instability. But as with all conditions that have the potential to decline, the treating therapist has to prevent the dog from over-working itself so a slow start is recommended.