Equine AquaTRAK™, LLC

Benefits

AquaTRAK™ is the first unit in the world to integrate above ground, aquatic treadmill therapy (hydrotherapy) with cold salt water therapy (cryotherapy) and takes the conditioning and rehabilitation process to a whole new level.

The healing properties of water have been recognized since ancient times and more recently employed with great success in the conditioning and rehabilitation and of horses when used in a contained environment.

As a conditioning tool, hydrotherapy has been shown to be highly effective at:

  • strengthening muscles
  • increasing agility, flexibility and range of motion
  • strengthening muscles
  • improving speed
  • increasing stamina and endurance
  • preventing injury
  • targeting specific muscles
  • reducing time spent conditioning

From a rehabilitation perspective, studies have shown that horses recover from injury 50-60 times faster with the use of hydrotherapy than with the use of other therapies. This is because water creates buoyancy, high resistance and hydrostatic pressure on joints, tendons, muscles and ligaments. Hydrostatic pressure enhances blood flow and reduces swelling, which in turn contributes to accelerated healing and reduced recovery time. Combine these functions with water's thermal effect and the therapeutic benefits are unparalleled.

The use of hydrotherapy contributes to:

  • the modulation and reduction of pain
  • joint decompression
  • reduction of friction between articulating joints

Hydrotherapy is beneficial in the treatment of:

  • arthritis
  • tendonitis, laminitis and sore shins
  • gait and coordination disorders
  • muscle atrophy
  • loss of range of motion
  • back injuries
  • paralysis
  • weight issues
  • overall deterioration
  • pain
  • retraining after nerve damage and other infirmities
  • poor hoof growth; brittle hooves
  • wounds
  • general soreness and stiffness
  • ligament injuries
  • joint conditions