CAT PHYSIOTHERAPY

Physiotherapy is a combination of treatments and techniques that aim to improve mobility, quality of life and function. It uses a science based approach to enable owners to help improve their cats quality of life. Each cat is assessed on an individual basis by one of our veterinary physiotherapists and then a treatment plan is prescribed in accordance with their needs.

Our cats are naturally active and independent. This can lead them into trouble through soft tissue injuries due to mis timed jumps, falls from high places and hard impacts. Physiotherapy can help relieve pain and promote healing of these soft tissue injuries.

Unfortunately cats are also natural fighters and can sustain wounds which can be stubborn to heal. Electrotherapies such as Low Level Laser Therapy can help promote healing and closure of wounds as well as fight infection that may have set in.

Elderly cats can suffer from arthritis just like us which can make moving about, jumping, running more difficult. Physiotherapy can help resolve stiffness in joints and reduce pain improving the elderly cats quality of life.

Major traumas are unfortunately common with cats due to their independent nature. Physiotherapy following major trauma will help return the cat to function quicker and more effectively.

We offer a variety of physiotherapy treatments that will form part of your cats plan. These can include hydrotherapy, manual therapy, exercise & movement therapy, dry land treadmill and electrotherapy.

We offer three forms of electrotherapy treatments, which you can read more about below or visit here for more information on the above modalities.
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LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY (LLLT)
LLLT is the use of light to have an effect on body tissue. The light is absorbed by the cell membranes within the tissues and this can have varying effects; including release of the bodies natural painkillers, stimulation of immune response, promotion of fibre building in musculature and stimulation of white blood cells to fight infection.

ULTRASOUND THERAPY
Ultrasound Therapy is the absorption of sound waves by the body's tissues. Ultrasound waves are absorbed best by tendons, ligaments and scar tissue. The sound waves have a variety of effects on the tissues including the stimulation of white cells, platelets and mast cells. This causes existing inflammation in the tissues to be more effective and helps the body progress to the next stage of healing more efficiently.
PULSED ELECTROMAGNETIC THERAPY
Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy is the use of an electro magnetic field to bring about changes at a cellular level within the tissues of the body. By applying an electromagnetic field to affected areas it has been shown that bone healing can be influenced, pain relief can be achieved for arthritic and degenerative conditions, increased circulation to the affected area resulting in improved healing and pain relief following injury.

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