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Therapeutic laser

Laser uses light energy to help the body heal itself more effectively. Therapeutic lasers use light waves of a specific wavelength to cause photobiomodulation, or the enhancement of cellular and tissue functions. Laser has many benefits, which vary slightly depending on the condition. But some of its most important benefits include that it is non-invasive, non-painful, has very few contradictions or side effects, and can be used alongside most current medications. The main clinical benefits include decreased inflammation, decreased pain and improved wound healing. Laser therapy causes no pain, most pets don’t even notice the treatment. Some will feel a gentle warming sensation.

Sessions take less than 15 minutes. The number of sessions and treatment frequency depends on the condition requiring treatment. Chronic conditions may be treated once every 1 to 2 weeks, while surgical incisions and open wounds may need daily treatments. Please contact us and we can discuss the best course for you and your pet.

Laser will benefit most conditions where reduction of swelling and promotion of healing is desired. Examples include:

-Skin wounds

-Lick granulomas

-Post-operative wounds and inflammation

-Anal sacculitis

-Otitis externa

-Cystitis/UTIs

It can also be useful to treat the following conditions. However, a referral for a full rehabilitation consultation is required to treat these issues. This is due to LASER being using alongside other rehabilitation techniques for the best outcome

-Pain

-Tendon and ligament injuries

-Muscle injuries

-Nervous system injury and neurologic conditions

-Osteoarthritis

Laser therapy is not recommended in pregnant patients and those with active bleeding. It should also not be used over tumor sites and transdermal medications.

For more information or to arrange a referral contact us or get your Veterinarian to send over a referral form

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