Hudson Aquatic - Educational Articles


Study Offers Water Treadmill Guidelines & Benefits for Equine Rehab & Conditioning


With the use of underwater treadmills for equine rehabilitation and conditioning becoming increasingly popular, it’s important that handlers, veterinarians and equine rehab specialists understand how to use the UWTM safely and effectively. Because the UWTM system is a relatively new concept, minimal studies have been completed on best practices to follow for rehab and conditioning. In 2019 a group of researchers (Nankervis, K et al) collaborated to determine guidelines for best practices when utilizing this modality, resulting in the production of “Water treadmill guidelines- a guide for users.”

Learn more about these guidelines and the benefits of water treadmill exercise in this study. Read the full study HERE. Find out more about the AquaPacer and AquaPacer Plus underwater treadmills.