Active Paws

Dog Hydrotherapy, Physiotherapy & Fitness Training - Sunshine Coast
Canine Hydrotherapy and Dog Physiotherapy Sunshine Coast

Dog Swimming Pool Fitness and Rehabilitation on the Sunshine Coast

Let our highly trained and fully qualified team answer any questions about your dog’s fitness or rehabilitation program through our canine hydrotherapy and fitness & conditioning services

Dog Pool Fitness and Rehabilitation

Dogs with non-weight bearing conditions can be treated in our indoor heated Magnesium Salt pool located at Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast. Active Paws canine swimming and rehabilitation pool provides floatation support for your dog’s entire body weight, allowing limbs to move freely, eliminating impact from exercise which would normally be experienced on hard ground.

Dogs with paralysis benefit from exercising in our dog pool as they are able to stretch and be buoyant. Time spent in the pool is fantastic mental stimulation for your best friend and excellent cardiovascular fitness, conditioning, endurance and weight loss.

Talk to Sonia at Active Paws to discuss how frequently and for how long your dog can exercise in the fitness pool based on your dog’s health and condition.

Dogs can swim in our salt water swimming pool to help with dog arthritis

Our Canine Rehabilitation Services on the Sunshine Coast

Dog Hydrotherapy

Active Paws use the latest technology in canine hydrotherapy treadmills and rehabilitation pools to accelerate your dog's rehabilitation.

Canine Physiotherapy

Our highly trained and fully qualified team members provide individualised rehabilitation programs for your dog using the latest technology.

Pool Fitness & Rehab for Dogs

Using our canine swimming pool, our hydrotherapists and physiotherapists deliver the best return to function program for your dog.

'Fit for Life' Training Centre

Get your dog in shape safely and effectively through our canine fitness program designed and monitored by a canine sports specialist.

Rehabilitation Services for Vets

We are a fully independent, highly trained, specialist hydrotherapy rehabilitation service. We are seeking to work with Vet practices.

Expert Sonia Petrack in the dog swimming pool at Coolum Beach

Dog Conditions Treated through Rehabiliation

Active Paws will work with your Vet prior to your dog’s session and during their rehabilitation process. The fully qualified team will conduct a health check prior to your dog’s swim. For certain conditions, we will measure and monitor muscle mass during the rehabilitation program.

Dog Conditions Treated through Rehabiliation

Expert Sonia Petrack in the dog swimming pool at Coolum Beach

Active Paws will work with your Vet prior to your dog’s session and during their rehabilitation process. The fully qualified team will conduct a health check prior to your dog’s swim. For certain conditions, we will measure and monitor muscle mass during the rehabilitation program.

Our Happy Dogs

Our team at Active Paws Rehab & Fitness on the Sunshine Coast are passionate about helping animals recover and live their best life!
See what our customers and their dogs are saying about our fully qualified and trained therapists and why locals are quick to recommend us.

"We took our severely affected double hip dysplasia Golden Retriever ‘Harry’ on the recommendation of my vet. Sonia was gentle and highly professional in Harry’s treatment. Through dog hydrotherapy, Harry’s quality of life increased and the extended time we had with him was extraordinary. We acquired an ex-military working dog, Sonia worked so hard to ‘unwrap’ the training Bailey had. Sonia’s knowledge and training is unquestionable and a credit. She adjusts each agility and fitness session to every dog’s ability to get the maximum benefit. Thank you, Sonia, for everything you do to enhance our dogs lives."
Barbara & Dennis
Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast
"We first started taking our Golden Retriever to Sonia nearly three years ago. He was diagnosed with Bilateral Hip Dysplasia . Sonia’s care has helped him immeasurably. More recently our girl Retriever became arthritic, after a year with Sonia she’s bouncing around like a puppy! Sonia always impresses as being kind, caring, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. Nothing is too much trouble for our dogs, they both love her. From our aspect she is very easy to deal with. We would highly recommend Sonia and her team from Active Paws Rehabilitation and Fitness to anyone who cares about their dogs."
Active Paws promote healthy dog through fitness and conditioning training
Rod & Sian
Noosa, Sunshine Coast
“My dogs have been regularly attending dog fitness training with Sonia. One dog has extreme anxiety and she still attends each fortnight, slowly working on being comfortable in a new environment and spending the sessions walking around and becoming familiar with the equipment. We recently had a break through with her and she engaged in brain stimulating activities. They absolutely love their training and I can't recommend it enough. Sonia runs individual sessions just for my 3 dogs. Her price for a session with all 3 dogs is very reasonable so it makes it affordable for me to take them regularly, ensuring the fitness training benefits them as much as possible.”
canine hydrotherapy sunshine coast
Sarah
Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast

When You Should NOT Swim Your Dog

As fully qualified animal hydrotherapists and physiotherapists, we advise that if your dog has any of the following conditions, pool rehabilitation is NOT recommended:

Dog exercise and weight loss in our heated dog swimming pool

Do You Want To Know More About Pool Fitness And Rehabilitation For Your Dog?

Dog Swimming Pool to improve fitness on the Sunshine Coast

Dog Fitness

Your dog doesn’t have to have a medical condition to benefit from our indoor heated Magnesium salt pool located on the Sunshine Coast. Hydrotherapy is an excellent stress-free exercise to build muscle tone, develop stamina and condition your dog. It’s also a whole lot of fun in a safe environment. Your dog’s health and fitness will benefit from swimming regardless of the level of their fitness.

If your canine competes in training and conditioning programs such as agility, rally, fly ball, shows, dock dogs or other sports, swimming and hydrotherapy are excellent exercises to strengthen and condition your dog

Dog Fitness

Dog Swimming Pool to improve fitness on the Sunshine Coast

Your dog doesn’t have to have a medical condition to benefit from our indoor heated Magnesium salt pool located on the Sunshine Coast. Hydrotherapy is an excellent stress-free exercise to build muscle tone, develop stamina and condition your dog. It’s also a whole lot of fun in a safe environment. Your dog’s health and fitness will benefit from swimming regardless of the level of their fitness.

If your canine competes in training and conditioning programs such as agility, rally, fly ball, shows, dock dogs or other sports, swimming and hydrotherapy are excellent exercises to strengthen and condition your dog

Advantages of Exercising Your Dog in the Pool

  • The movement (flexion) of your dog’s joint has a greater range of movement when swimming compared to walking in water.
  • Swimming in our pool is non-weight bearing which removes all impact to your dog’s joints.
  • Dogs suffering neurological conditions and unable to stand or support themselves may swim before they walk due to the buoyancy of the heated salt water.
  • Swimming provides excellent exercise and strengthens your dog’s core.
  • Dogs suffering from paralysis can stretch out their spine whilst being supported by the buoyancy of the water.
  • Swimming offers advantages over the underwater treadmill for cardiovascular fitness, conditioning and weight loss.
Sonia Petrack is the director of Active Paws on the Sunshine Coast
Dogs will benefit from exercising in our heated swimming pool for dogs

Disavantages of Exercising Your Dog in the Pool

  • Swimming benefits the movement (flexion) of your dog’s joints but is not as effective in improving extension as the underwater treadmill.
  • Some dogs may be anxious or fearful of the water.
  • Swimming offers minimal control of the dog’s movement.
  • Dogs may not use their rear legs effectively when swimming.

Talk to Expert Hydrotherapists and Physiotherapists at Active Paws