Laser therapy is a reliable regenerative method that uses light energy, fired at a specified wavelength, to restore and regenerate function in the injury or pain site. Our veterinarians have specialized training to administer it and provide the most effective treatment.
Pet owners are initially hesitant at the sound of laser therapy for injury and chronic illness recovery. However, it is an effective science that can transform your pet’s quality of life.
How does laser therapy for pets work?
Laser therapy is complex in theory, but is far from technical in procedure.
The laser system is placed on the injured or affected area of your pet’s body and it sends photons (light energy) beyond the surface and deep into tissue. These photons are absorbed and induce a process called photo-bio-modulation, which causes ATP in the tissue. The ATP is the “food” that the cells require for repair and restoration. The greater the production of ATP, the stronger and healthier the cells, and tissues, and ultimately the greater your pet’s chances are for returning to normal mobility.
Laser therapy is often connected with exercise.
Working injured joints and engaging in rehabilitation can facilitate the repair process as well.
Some of the common exercises paired with this method of rehabilitation include swimming (by a beach if possible where a pet can run in and out of the water at leisure), backwards and sideways walking, and ambulating exercises with low intensity to work the whole body.
Benefits of Laser therapy
Laser therapy works to treat the following conditions:
- Hot spots
- Back/pain injury
- Post- operative wound healing
There are multiple clinical studies that attest to it’s success, especially in inflammation and the reduction of swelling. It also has proven reliable for stimulating nerve generation and tissue repair.
Cats and dogs both have high tolerance for laser therapy and most treatments can be completed in less than 10 minutes for a single site.
Are vets also recommend Platelet-Rich Plasma treatments where applicable. The results are encouraging.