Laser Therapy

What is Laser Therapy?

The word laser is actually an acronym that stands for light amplification of stimulated emission of radiation. In practical terms, laser therapy has to do with using a focused beam of light to elicit healing in the body. Laser therapy has been successfully used on a variety of afflictions affecting humans. You probably are already aware of situations that involve the use of lasers in medicine. For example, laser light is used to do LASIK surgery, where the cornea of the eye is reshaped to correct vision impairment. Now, laser therapy is also available for your beloved pets.

How Does Laser Therapy Affect Pets?

Laser therapy is therapeutic for your pet’s tissue. The laser light that is absorbed by your pet’s cells has the effect of stimulating electrons and activating cells to promote growth, repair proliferation, and migration. It’s important to know that the laser light that is used in laser therapy is either red or near infra-red light. This kind of light has a range of wavelengths between 600 and 1070 nanometers This is the same wavelength that is used in infra-red spas for humans, which have proven to be very therapeutic. Now, your pet can benefit from the same infra-red therapy that you can!

The benefits of laser therapy for pets include:

  • Reduced tissue inflammation
  • Increased rate of healing and cellular repair
  • Relaxation of muscles
  • Release of endorphins
  • Increased blood flow to promote healing

What Medical Conditions Can Laser Therapy Treat For Pets?

Laser therapy has been successfully used by our veterinary team for a wide range of pet issues, including:

  • Surgical incisions
  • Miscellaneous injuries where the skin has been breached
  • Tendon and/or ligament injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Age-related pain and discomfort

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