Feline Physio

How can physiotherapy help my cat?

Physiotherapy can help your cat recover from injury or surgery, reduce pain, improve joint mobility, improve muscle power and performance, and manage lifelong degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis. 

Some of the most common conditions treated by The Animal Physiotherapist are;

  • Pain
  • Lameness
  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation for orthopaedic conditions e.g. fracture repair
  • Conservative (non-surgical) management of orthopaedic or neurological conditions
  • Soft tissue injuries including tendon, ligament, and muscle injuries 
  • Wound healing
  • Obesity

If your cat is showing any of these signs, physiotherapy may be of benefit;

  • Difficulty jumping or climbing
  • Difficulty getting up or down stairs
  • Change in behaviour 
  • Not acting like his/her normal self
  • Excessive licking or biting at an area of the body or limbs
  • Not wanting to play or go outside
  • Scuffing toes while walking
  • Difficulty getting up from sitting or lying

Older cats can show signs of muscle wasting (atrophy), stiffness and reduced mobility which makes it harder for them to move and do the things they enjoy. Physiotherapy can help the older cat enjoy the best quality of life, aiming to keep them more mobile and comfortable for longer.

Road accidents, falls or fights with other cats are unfortunately common due to the independent, adventurous nature of cats. Physiotherapy can compliment veterinary management by relieving pain, promoting healing and restoring function.

Cats are treated by The Animal Physiotherapist following vet referral in their home environment with strict adherence to COVID-19 guidelines. Please see the ‘Terms and Conditions’ page of the website for further details.

Please see the Pricing page for current appointment fees which are payable at the time of the appointment. Further details can be found on the ‘What happens during an appointment’ and ‘Treatment’ pages of the website.  

Please get in touch to discuss how physiotherapy could help your cat. An initial 15-minute virtual consultation is offered free of charge.

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