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In-Floor Underwater treadmill


The Underwater Treadmill is designed to be fitted into the floor of a pool where the floor is raised up or down to adjust the depth. When the pool floor is raised to poolside floor level the patient can access the treadmill quite easily, even from a wheelchair. Once the patient is in position the floor is lowered to the desired depth. The patient's therapist remains at the pool side to operate the treadmill using a tablet with WiFi connection, or the larger touchscreen mounted on the main control cabinet or a suitable wall.


DWS conveyor drive systems are in a class of their own in that they operate at extremely low speeds with flawless change of speed throughout the range.​

Speeds can be set from 0.1 Kph to 16 Kph with extremely smooth speed transition.


All data and controls on 15-inch touchscreen or 10-inch tablet, and all on one page.


Forward and reverse belt function at all speeds and angles.


The powered incline (up to 12%) is controlled via the touchscreen and can be stopped at any position.

Why use a UWTM instead of a hydrotherapy pool?

The Underwater Treadmill offers absolute flexibility for patient rehabilitation or fitness whilst enabling the correct weight-bearing level required for maximum benefit or healing. The UWTM enables the muscles and joints to function in the same way as they would on land, therefore, ensuring the most appropriate joint function and gait re-education. The patient is always under the control of the therapist.

Hydrotherapy is beneficial in treating:

  • Post-orthopedic surgery such as hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, cranial cruciate ligament, luxating patella, and spinal surgery

  • Conservative management of common orthopedic conditions above

  • Rehabilitation following soft tissue, muscular, tendon & ligament injuries

  • Canine sporting injuries

  • Neurological dysfunction

  • Management of Osteoarthritis

Benefits include:

  • Increased strength & muscle mass

  • Reduction in swelling & pain

  • Increased flexibility & joint function

  • Mental stimulation

  • Increased proprioceptive skills

  • Increased cardiovascular fitness


DWS Hydrotherapy is a British company that designs and builds underwater treadmills and equipment for the hydrotherapy industry, both human and veterinary. More than 30 years of experience in the UK industry has enabled them to offer cutting-edge software design to all their treadmill products.

Hydrotherapy means “healing using water”. 





All treadmills are manufactured in marine grade 316 stainless steel with top-quality components. Ease of use and safety are paramount in the design of DWS treadmills. All DWS products meet or exceed current EU and UK electrical and IES standards.

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