Laser Therapy

Over the last 40 years laser therapy has had thousands of studies documented to show the positive effects it has on different types of cells, tissue and disorders.
Photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) is a form of light therapy based on the photochemical process called photobiomodulation (PBM). In photobiomodulation therapy a light source is placed near or in contact with the skin. The light energy penetrates the skin reaching the mitochondria of damaged or diseased tissue leading to photobiomodulation. This process results in beneficial therapeutic outcomes such as the alleviation of pain, the regulation of inflammation, immunomodulation, and the promotion of tissue regeneration.

 

Benefits of laser therapy include:

  • A drug-free option for enhanced patient care
  • Effective relief of pain and inflammation
  • No known side effects
  • May decrease the need for surgery and medications
  • Reduces healing time
  • Requires no sedation or clipping
  • Quick to administer (approximately 3 to 6 minutes per area)

What can laser treatment be used for?

There is a wide range of uses for laser therapy, these include both acute and chronic conditions.

Acute conditions:

  • Wounds
  • Allergies
  • Cuts/bites
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Tooth extraction pain relief
  • Sprains, strains & fractures
  • Post-surgical healing/pain relief

Chronic conditions:

  • Degenerative joint disease/arthritis
  • Hip/elbow dysplasia
  • Lick granulomas
  • Geriatric care
  • Tendonitis

How is laser treatment administered?

The laser light is delivered through a non-invasive handpiece over the affected area. Your animal will feel a gentle and soothing warmth as the handpiece is moved around and often many animals relax so much with this massage effect, they can even fall asleep!
Dependent upon the animal and the condition, the treatment times will vary. You will be able to stay with your animal during the treatment and will be provided with eye protection.
If you are interested in booking your animal for this innovative treatment, then please contact Nicola to make an appointment.