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)
There is a wide range of uses for laser therapy, these include both acute and chronic conditions.
Tooth extraction pain relief
Sprains, strains & fractures
Post-surgical healing/pain relief
Degenerative joint disease/arthritis
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.