Physical rehabilitation is now considered a mainstay for pain relief post-surgery and for geriatric animals with chronic pain and mobility issues. Cats are very amenable to all forms of physical therapies. Physical therapy should be considered part of a long-term strategy for pain management in the cat. The goals of physical therapy are to restore muscular and joint strength and function, to restore balance and proprioception, to relieve pain, to improve mobility, endurance and flexibility.
This webinar focusses on pain relieving rehabilitation modalities such as acupuncture, manual therapies, and PEMF as well as other modalities that the integrative practitioner may wish to use. Environmental modifications and exercise therapies for feline patients with chronic pain are also discussed.