Physiotherapy for humans is a well established principle of medical treatment. Feline Physiotherapy or Animal physiotherapy in general is a developing profession and can provide a high level of care and follow up treatment for animals in the same way as it does for human patients.
Physiotherapy for small animals is increasingly in demand with pet owners seeking out treatments where they can see positive, progressive results delivered by highly trained professionals and be involved in the care process themselves.
The use of a prescribed home exercise plan allows owners to be involved in the delivery of the physiotherapy program. Simple changes to current exercise can make a big difference to your cat, targeting specific muscle groups and still having fun with your cat.
No one likes to take pain relief medication on a long term basis and owners feel the same about their cats. Using physiotherapy techniques such as electrotherapy and biomagnetics can help improve blood flow to affected areas, improve muscle tone and reduce the need for medication. FootFalls uses the combination laser and ultrasound equipment alongside the biomagnetic therapy pads to treat those cats who will benefit from these techniques.
FootFalls therapists are qualified and experienced human physiotherapists and we aim to provide the same high level of care for your animal as we would for you.
The use of physiotherapy to treat cats (Feline Physiotherapy) is a somewhat alien concept – it is predominantly dogs that are referred for such treatment. However, physiotherapy can give cats the same benefits of faster rehabilitation following surgery or injury. It can also support exercise and weight loss treatments. The use of exercise techniques, electrotherapy and even hydrotherapy can be of immense benefit in improving the mobility and muscle strength of your cat.
Conditions That Could Benefit From Physiotherapy:
- Muscular strains
- Tendon injuries
- Ligament injuries
- Orthopaedic injuries
- Neurological conditions
- Post surgery rehabilitation
- Wound Problems