What is Laser Therapy?
It’s never a good thing when an animal is ill but when it does happen our aim is to make them as comfortable as possible and back to health as quickly as possible. We’re really pleased to now offer laser therapy as an advanced pain relief option at the clinic. Laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to help reduce pain, improve circulation and decrease swelling.
Laser therapy is a drug free, surgery free, pain free treatment for many conditions, including:
- Tendon and ligament problems
- Fluid swellings
- Muscle strains
- Post-traumatic injury
- Post surgery wound healing and pain control
- Neck and back pain
- Hip dysplasia
What to Expect
A quick and simple procedure, your pet won’t need to be sedated or restrained and the experience is usually pleasant and comforting to them. Often, improvement is seen after the first visit, but most of our patients find greatest benefit after several treatments. Each treatment lasts between 2 to 8 minutes. Results are quick and the majority of our patients are more comfortable and more mobile in just a few days.
Returning to Activity
Laser therapy can relieve pain, reduce swelling and increase your pet’s range of motion. Often he or she will show new energy and freedom, a new lease of life, so to speak!
During treatment, the laser energy increases your pet’s circulation to the area being treated. This promotes the flow of water, oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area – a bit like massage on a person. This helps reduce inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. As the injured area gets back to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.