Watch “Cat massage in physiotherapy session” on YouTube

We just wanted to show you how much cats love massage and physiotherapy.

We have shown videos of other cats enjoying it in the past. But this man was so cute we had to share it with you all.

Jasper had his femoral head and neck removed and very much appreciated his physio.

Welcome to Widget

Widget

Widget

Hello and welcome to Widget. Such a lovely cat. He shares a home with our Smokey.

This little bean managed to escape thier garden through a hole a fox must have dug. Mum has an amazing safe garden, but foxes are fast workers and cunning!

Widget must have somehow managed to get home. He was seriously injured and the vet said it was most likely he had been hit by a car. Well done him getting home!

He had a seriously broken pelvis and spine. He had surgery at the specialists. They warned mum of the high risk of the procedure, but there was no real alternative.

Widget made the most incredible recovery! He now moves so well you would not know he had a hip joint removed and had so much damage.

Mum asked us to do an assessment and treatment to help him stay well and mobile.

We did identify some stiffness and low level discomfort in the sacrum. So we did a treatment and set mum up with some home stretches and massage to keep him comfy.

Keep up the good work mum and widget!

Welcome to Smokey

Smokey

Smokey

Hello and welcome to Smokey. Such a beautiful Brittish shorthair. He really is lovely.

His mum made such a huge effort to keep him safe and happy. Then he had an accident when he fell in his own home. He hurst his knee and had surgery at an amazing referal specialists.

Sadly there was a complication and vast amounts of scar tissue developed in the capsule of the knee. This meant he developed severe restriction in range of movement. This happened very quickly. She came for physio to see if it could help. Mum was wonderful and had seen a physio very early but it had not worked out, so she changed to us for help.

We tried a few things but sadly the scar tissue was very bad. The treatment that seemed to provide the most relief was the intrasound.

Sadly the limb deteriorated and the lateral hock ligament broke down. Ligaments are amazingly strong but require use to maintain that strength. Reduced use of the limb meant the ligament health reduced.

So Smokey is now going to have the limb amputated. This seems sad. But actually it will mean he is pain free and able to move without the difficult limb in the way.

Animals can do so well on 3 and Smokey will too. He will be far happier. He will join the amputee club. It has many members, including our own dog!

Physio is a wonderful tool but sometimes the body has other ideas.

Keep up the good work mum and Smokey. You worked hard to preserve the limb. But he will be fine without it.