Veterinarians agree that swimming is one of the best treatments for arthritis, hip dysplasia, back aches and post surgical rehabilitation.
The process of swimming allows the body to achieve increased mobility in stiff and sore joints as well as building muscle mass around the affected areas. Muscle mass not only supports the joint but alleviates the grinding degeneration of the joint as well. Increased fitness is achieved without the high impact of other forms of exercise. The water offers a non-stressful medium while increasing range of motion.