Cats are natural athletes and notorious for getting themselves into trouble. As a result they can suffer from muscular strains due to mis-timing, falls or collisions, wounds, abscesses or injuries from cat fights.
PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR CATS
Cats are natural athletes and notorious for getting themselves into trouble, as a result can suffer from muscular strains due to mis-timing, falls or collisions, wounds, abscesses or injuries from cat fights. Vet physio can relieve pain and promote the healing of these soft tissue, tendon, ligament or muscle injuries and wounds.
Cats are frequent victims of RTA’s which can result in major orthopaedic and neurological injuries. Vet physio plays a vital role in their rehab following serious injury. Laser can be utilised to promote the healing of soft tissue damage, esp in the closing of large areas of skin loss. Pulsed electromagnetic energy can be used for fractures to hasten bony repair.
Exercise, movement therapy and home programs will be individually designed to retrain lost movement patterns due to neurological damage or pain-relieving compensatory patterns.
Owners may notice as their cat ages they get worn stiff joints and may have difficulty jumping onto chairs etc. Valuable in management of the elderly cats, providing nonpharmaceutical pain relief, keeping your cat mobile and supple by teaching you some simple exercises to help your cat maintain their strength, mobility and independence in long-term chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis.
Expert advice is always available to assist owners in the general management of their cats and in ways to encourage their cats to co-operate with home treatment programs which will be an essential part of most treatment packages.
COMMON CONDITIONS AFFECTING CATS
- Arthritis / stiff painful joints
- Muscle sprains
- Tendon / ligament strains
- Muscle contracture
- Fractures and dislocations
- Nerve damage after road accidents
- Limb amputation
- Spinal trauma
- Infected open wounds / abscesses
- Luxating patella
- Myositis ossificans