Rehabilitation for the Pets of Round Rock and the Greater Austin Area

Heart of Texas Veterinary Specialty Center offers animal rehabilitation services for your pet. Animal rehabilitation is similar to physical therapy in humans. The goal of animal rehabilitation includes the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of optimal function and quality-of-life as they relate to movement disorders.

Conditions Improved by Animal Rehabilitation

Pets may benefit from instituting animal rehabilitation into their treatment for conditions such as:

  • Acute musculoskeletal injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Chronic orthopedic conditions
  • Neurological conditions

Animal Rehabilitation Techniques

Our veterinary team is experienced in designing treatment protocols, and administering pet rehabilitation.

Some of the techniques used in pet rehabilitation include:

  • Cold laser therapy
  • Neuromuscular electro stimulation
  • Manual therapies
  • Therapeutic exercises

Pet Laser Therapy Treatment

We are proud to offer laser therapy as part of our high-quality treatment options, and our pet laser therapy is available on a referral basis. Laser therapy is a drug-free, noninvasive treatment used to reduce pain, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.

Laser therapy treatment can be successful with acute pet medical conditions such as:

  • Arthritis pain relief
  • Cuts and bites
  • Infections
  • Inflammation
  • Post-surgical healing and pain relief
  • Sprains, strains, and fractures
  • Tooth extraction pain relief
  • Wounds

Additionally, laser therapy has proved effective in the treatment of chronic conditions such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Feline acne
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Lick granulomas
  • Periodontal disease
  • Tendonitis

Pet Laser Therapy Administration

Pet laser therapy does not require anesthesia. The laser light is delivered through a noninvasive handheld wand lightly pressed against the affected area. Your pet will feel gentle and soothing warmth being emitted from the wand.

When used to treat pain, the effects are almost immediate. Based upon the type of condition being treated, multiple laser therapy sessions may be needed.

Post Laser Therapy Care

Laser therapy does not require any post treatment restrictions for your pet. Many pet owners notice a change in their pet’s activity level. In some cases, reducing pain allows your pet to resume their favorite activities and they have more energy. Alternatively, if your pet’s pain has been affecting their sleeping habits, they may finally be able to catch up on their sleep.

Heart of Texas Veterinary Specialty Center is located in Round Rock, Texas, and serves the surrounding areas. We are proud to offer unique and beneficial specialized treatment options for your pet.

We are accepting new clients. Please contact us to schedule an appointment, or to ask any questions you may have regarding the use of animal rehabilitation for your pet.