What is laser therapy?
Laser therapy is a process that uses a small handheld device that delivers an intense beam of light – the laser – which penetrates the skin to address the targeted area of the body, such as a wound, joint or muscle group. It is a painless, non-invasive, drug-free treatment option that has been proven to reduce or eliminate pain, enhance mobility, speed healing and improve results of rehabilitation following injury or surgery.
What can laser therapy be used to treat?
Doctors are discovering more and more uses for the therapeutic laser almost daily, but as of now, we are able to use laser therapy to treat any of the following conditions in companion animals:
- Chronic or acute pain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Injuries to the muscles, tendons or ligaments
- Post-surgical wound healing and rehabilitation
- Inflammation and swelling
- Much more…
Is laser therapy right for my pet, and if so, how many treatments will be needed?
Laser therapy has been proven to be highly effective on most animals, however, because every pet is different, the best person to determine whether this technique would benefit your particular pet is your trusted vet. Likewise, the number of treatments recommended will ultimately depend on the type and severity of condition being addressed. Our experienced doctors can provide you with a specific treatment protocol that is tailored to your pet.
If your pet suffers from any of the above conditions, recently underwent surgery or suffered some type of injury, we encourage you to start a conversation today to find out if laser therapy might be a good option to help them live a more comfortable life.