What Laser is and how it works:
Veterinary laser therapy uses low level light intensity that doesn’t burn or cut.
Laser light of a specific frequency and wavelength entering the body promotes natural healing. This is achieved by stimulating the mitochondria, the organelles that produce energy within the cells. It also causes the release of endorphins and the production of nitrous oxide, both natural body analgesics.
What can laser be used for?
Pain: Osteoarthritis of joints. Trauma and inflammation including spinal lesions, bone, tendon, muscle and ligaments [including cruciate injury]. Post surgical healing and repair.
Wound healing: post trauma or surgery
Laser acupuncture: particularly where needles cannot be tolerated.
What to expect:
Laser is pain free and non invasive. Safety goggles need to be worn during treatment as the laser beam can cause retinal damage. Animals usually find the treatment very relaxing and may even fall asleep. Treatment times vary depending on the condition being treated but generally range from 15-30 minutes. Wounds may require treatments 2-3 times weekly initially. Painful conditions are usually treated weekly for 4-6 weeks then the frequency adapted according to the response.