Feline physiotherapy sessions are mobile and take place in your own home, ensuring the session is as stress-free as possible for your cat. A quiet room away from other pets and people and a soft, non-slip surface is required for treatment, such as a blanket. The therapist will provide vet bed if required.
An initial assessment and treatment session will last approximately one hour. This will include history taking, a thorough assessment of your cat’s gait, muscle palpation, joint range of motion assessment, followed by a treatment session tailored to your cat’s needs. Treatment may include a combination of massage, passive range of motion, stretching and electrotherapies. A home exercise programme will also usually be prescribed and demonstrated to promote rehabilitation and conditioning. Follow-up sessions as required will usually last approximately 45 minutes. Consent from your cat’s Veterinarian is required before commencement of any treatment.
Reasons your cat may require veterinary physiotherapy treatment include:
- Post-surgical rehabilitation
- Conservative management of an injury or long term condition
- Maintenance and injury prevention
- Improvement of mobility in older cats