Horse 'n Hound Physical Therapy, LLC • 288 South Merrimack Road, Hollis, NH 03049 • Copyright 2018. Equine Rehab Services. All rights reserved.
Cats, by their very nature are more of a challenge to treat after an illness or injury. At the muscular skeletal level they are still mammals and will benefit just like a dog or horse from Physical Therapy when facing movement based difficulties.
“The physical therapy that Jen gave Billy (cat below) produced an excellent quality of life after his severe blood clot and paralysis on his two hind legs. He is walking now on all fours, placing them properly on the ground or floor. Billy would like to inform Jen that he is now catching prey again, and if she ever needs a mouse, just let him know.”
- Sonya Keene
Whether your cat will allow this or not, we can help your kitty regain strength and mobility.
Nolan had a fractured forelimb
Billy the Cat recovering motor function in PT by traversing ladder.
...and kitties too!
Billy [case study] pictured after coming home from the hospital, diagnosis of Saddle Thrombosis, with rear leg paralysis.
MISSION STATEMENT: HnHPT will utilize scientifically proven physical therapy techniques to treat veterinary diagnosed orthopedic injuries, neurological diseases and other physical problems to enhance injury recovery and general conditioning improvement with a goal of "getting animals better, faster!” than they would without intervention and treatment. HnHPT will deliver services with the secondary goal of educating the human owners to a point they can understand and carry out preventive care, therapeutic strengthening and stretching in their pet’s daily routine.
Getting Animals Better, Faster!
Leo came to us in Feb 2018 with a Brachial Plexus Avulsion*. He was lame on front right leg and amputation was offered. Thankfully his owner sought out another opinion. Along with time and rest, physical therapies such as Laser and Stretches, are making him functional.
* This is a cat condition that results from an injury to the brachial plexus. The brachial plexus is a large network of nerves located in the chest and armpit area of your cat. These nerves are responsible for controlling movement, feeling, and general function of your cat’s front legs. Avulsion is a medical term for tearing or pulling away. Brachial plexus avulsion, therefore, occurs when the nerves sustain damage, typically as a result of being pulled or torn. [Ref: wagwalking.com/cat/condition/brachial-plexus-avulsion]