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Our multidisciplinary team approach, that involves various professionals performing different treatment such as physiotherapy, acupuncture and hydrotherapy, could be more effective for the management of cats’ conditions compared to the single modalities alone.
Working with an integrated approach it is possible to achieve different goals in a shorter time.
Few probably know about the fact than also cats suffer from osteoarthritis (OA).
It is far less applied and documented in feline practice and as such the benefits found in treating cats are often missed and under-utilised. Rehabilitation in cats should be considered for both post-op, post-trauma and chronic conditions. Studies has shown physiotherapy, as part of a rehabilitation program, being a successful modality in the treatment of feline cases of OA.
While physiotherapy works on joint mobilization and the relief of muscular Trigger Points (TP), acupuncture could be effective to manage the tension in the muscular fascia and relieve pain while hydrotherapy acts to strengthen the muscle, increasing muscle mass and reducing the muscle tension.
Physical rehabilitation in cats can be more challenging for the practitioner than the application in dogs. Techniques for applying treatment have to be considered in terms of patient comfort, compliance, adaptability, deliverance and success. It is often harder to predict or read feline behaviour and handling skills can be more complex and demanding.
However, successfully applied physical therapies can be just as beneficial for any feline patient as it is for their canine counterparts. Primarily it is important to understand feline behaviour. Interpreting body postures and facial changes in order to understand how cats deal with stress and conflict is important and the delivery of successful physiotherapy depends very much on patient co-operation and relaxation.
Every cat is different and unique, requiring all the attention on the single case, focusing the treatments to care for the individual patient’s needs, with the aim of minimising the impact of the disease.