What is Laser Therapy? Laser Therapy is a relatively new modality used to treat pain and promote healing. It works by using a process called photobiostimulation, where energy from photons is delivered from the laser to cells in the affected area. The cells then use this energy to produce a variety of cellular functions. This allows the body to increase circulation, repair tissues faster, and decrease inflammation, aid in nerve healing and reduce pain.
Laser Therapy is non painful and safe and It is very useful in those patients with pain or in need of wound healing. Laser Therapy can also reduce the amount of pain medication a patient needs.
Canine Pain Relief uses a class IV laser which is specifically made for animals. It allows me to reach both superficial injuries as well as deeper pain and inflammation such as with arthritis or post op joint surgeries. I even have cute dog goggles (doggles) for your dog to wear during treatments.
Patients who can benefit from Laser Therapy are:
Post operative dogs
Dogs with Cruciate Ligament tears
Dogs with muscle, ligament and tendon injuries
Dogs with disc disease
Elbow and hip dysplasia in dogs
and many other indications.