Physiotherapy


Really? You can do physiotherapy with a cat??

Wednesday 23rd March 2016

People always ask me if it really is possible to do physiotherapy with cats. Yes! But not all cats are the same, and it’s important to let them tell you what they will and won’t tolerate, and always have some other tricks (and treats) up your sleeve. This story is about Mr Aries.

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Because even cats love a good massage......

Wednesday 30th March 2016

Hugo Boss is a ragdoll cat and a big boy at 10+ kgs. He has several joint problems but loves his weekly therapy and massage......

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Overtight muscles are painful and cause lameness too.

Tuesday 10th May 2016

Asko had a tough start, born with hip dysplasia and needing surgery by 1 year of age. After doing well for years, Paws in Motion was called in to evaluate Asko after his gait or walk became increasingly abnormal and painful.

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Tim Tam, our ‘little swimmer’ kitten

Tuesday 7th June 2016

Swimmer syndrome is a developmental condition we saw in a 3-week old kitten. Thankfully, early identification of the problem, intensive physiotherapy, bandaging and dedicated owners, led our ‘Little Swimmer’ to be able to walk normally

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Neuroplasticity- using physiotherapy to get Buddy’s brain and nerves working again.

Thursday 30th June 2016

Six year old mini poodle, Buddy, went from a bouncing super active doggy to unable to move overnight, when his brain had an infection that affected his ability to do everything. We used physiotherapy exercises and his determination to get him back moving.

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Elbow Dysplasia in a young Rottweiler

Tuesday 26th July 2016

Chloe, a super sweet 2-year-old Rottweiler who enjoyed long hikes with her owners and playing with other dogs, came to Paws in Motion with intermittent right front leg lameness and a head bob. Her owners were very keen to get Chloe back to full function and out hiking again.

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Stifle Braces - an alternative to surgery

Saturday 24th December 2016

When surgery is not possible, Paws in Motion can help in the treatment of painful Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) tears with the fitment of a uniquely created stifle orthoses (dog knee braces) to provide support and stability.

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Pampering the Pooches and Pussies- why pet massage is awesome.

Thursday 30th November 2017

Tired and aching humans have used massage to relax and heal bodies since ancient times. Now we have evolved veterinary medicine to include massage therapy, and our four-legged friends are panting at the prospect!

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‘Puppy Power Pants’- Why I love the Help ‘Em Up harness!

Friday 19th January 2018

Dr Jane’s explains why a little support can go a long way in helping senior or recovering pets to improve their mobility and comfort.

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All grip, no slip!! Non-slip toe grips give your dog traction to stop slipping on floors.

Sunday 21st January 2018

RVN Irena chats about Dr Buzby’s Toe grips and how some traction with these grippy little suckers can change your senior, arthritic or special needs dog’s quality of life!

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Brain Power: Natural ways to help your pet with brain aging

Monday 17th September 2018

Brain aging just like in humans is real! It’s a natural part of the aging process, but it too can be slowed down. Learn what signs to look for in your senior pet and how you can adapt their environment and diet to combat it.

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