Feline Rehabilitation

Marti G. Drum, Barbara Bockstahler, David Levine, Denis J Marcellin-Little

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Cats have orthopedic problems, including osteoarthritis, fractures, and luxations that are positively impacted by physical rehabilitation. Most cats have an independent behavior that requires using a tactful approach to rehabilitation. Cats often do well with manual therapy and electrophysical modalities. Feline rehabilitation sessions may be shorter than canine rehabilitation sessions. Cats do best with therapeutic exercises when these exercises are linked to hunting, playing, or feeding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-201
Number of pages17
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Cat
  • Cryotherapy
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Massage
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals
  • Medicine(all)


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