What is Laser Therapy?
Laser Therapy is the use of an intense beam of laser light directed into tissues to reduce pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate healing. It is a pain-free way to provide relief for your pet.
What can Laser Therapy be used for?
Most commonly Laser Therapy can be used for arthritis, hip dysplasia, numerous skin conditions, post surgical pain relief, increased healing after a surgical procedure, otitis (ear infections), wounds of multiple types, degenerative joint disease, gingivitis or stomatitis, insect bites/stings, cystitis, and burns.
How does Laser Therapy work?
Studies have shown that when tissue cultures are irradiated by lasers, enzymes within cells absorb energy from the laser light. The light energy is absorbed within mitochondria and the cell membrane. This produces higher ATP levels and boosts DNA production, leading to an increase in cellular health and energy. These studies have scientifically proven that laser therapy reduces pain, inflammation, and stimulates nerve regeneration, muscle relaxation and immune system response.
What are the benefits of Laser Therapy?
The benefits of Laser Therapy are decreasing inflammation, reducing pain, improving quality of life for the geriatric and arthritic patients, restoring mobility post surgery, improving function and quality of movement after an injury, managing acute and chronic pain, increasing of strength, range of motion, endurance and performance. One big benefit is decreased use of medication.
What are the side effects of Laser Therapy?
Side effects of Laser Therapy are increased soreness, urination, defecation and water intake. These side effects decrease throughout the hours following treatment.
What is the normal schedule for Laser Therapy?
A normal treatment schedule for Laser Therapy is as follows: first week every other day, second week two treatments, third week one treatment. After week three, treatments are as needed. Please note there may be special circumstances that require more treatments.
Where can I find more information?
The therapeutic laser that we use in our clinic has a website that contains pictures, testimonials and more information for your viewing. You can visit their website or our read more in our services area.