Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy

What is it? Thanks to modern medical technology, we have a machine that radiates laser light into soft tissue for therapeutic benefits. We can even tailor the settings to the exact needs of individual patients. Science! Therapeutic lasers like ours are classified by the FDA as Class 3A Low-Level Lasers. Some medical lasers, such as […]

Laser Therapy

What is it?

Thanks to modern medical technology, we have a machine that radiates laser light into soft tissue for therapeutic benefits. We can even tailor the settings to the exact needs of individual patients.

Science!

Therapeutic lasers like ours are classified by the FDA as Class 3A Low-Level Lasers. Some medical lasers, such as the cautery laser we use in surgical procedures, are powerful enough to cut, coagulate, and vaporize tissue. Low Level Lasers used for therapy are a different breed of cat. Also known as a cold laser, the Low Level Laser does not have the intensity to damage cells.

Instead, these therapeutic lasers focus red and infrared light on tissue at and below the surface of the skin, energizing the cellular mass and producing a structural protein called collagen used to repair tissue. The laser light also supports vascular dilation and synthesis, increasing blood circulation to the affected region. Such stimulation releases the body’s own pain-relieving hormones, generating mild pain management properties.

In other words, the laser light stimulates and accelerates the natural healing process of the body! Laser therapy sessions generally last between 5-10 minutes, and the majority of our patients see positive effects after 3-5 uses. The treatment continues to relieve pain and fight inflammation for up to 24 hours following a session.

Laser therapy can benefit a wide variety of conditions, such as:

• Hip dysplasia
• Post-surgical incisions and soft tissue trauma
• Arthritis and degenerative joint disease
• Musculoskeletal injuries
• Neuromuscular disease

For many chronic conditions, we often employ the Low Level Laser in conjunction with other types of veterinary medicine, including pharmaceutical regimens and alternative therapies. The broad biochemical benefits and lack of adverse side effects have made laser therapy the preferred post-operative rehab method in veterinary medicine.

If you would like to know more about laser therapy or if you think it could benefit your pet, please contact us today.

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