Laser Therapy 2017-05-24T20:33:56+00:00

Canine Cold Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is used to promote cell re-growth and healing of your dog’s tissue to increase the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair, It  resolves

Inflammation, and gives pain relief. It is a valuable modality due to the prospect of shorter recovery times. The therapeutic use of low power laser light in animals has become known as Low Level Laser Therapy, or LLLT; also sometimes called “Cold Laser Therapy’. The term cold laser is used because this device utilizes light rather than heat and stimulates cells beneath the skin. Laser Therapy works on the principle of inducing a biological response through energy transfer, in that the photonic energy delivered into the tissue by the laser modulates the biological processes within that tissue, and those within the biological system of which that issue is a part. Electrotherapy and low-level laser are used in physiotherapy to assist in the attenuation of pain and to stimulate tissue repair. The dosage delivered by the practitioner during a laser treatment is determined by the condition being treated, and the desired therapeutic effect .

Indications

  • Treatment of soft tissue trauma and tendonitis; promotes healing of stretched tendons and muscles ruptures. Relief of a dog’s soft tissue stricture (tightness due to scar tissue).
  • Decreases musculoskeletal pain and inflammation; relieves stiffness and pain in joints and muscles. Laser therapy is used for dogs who participate in sporting or performance activities that result in high impact on their joints.
  • Assist muscle and nerve regeneration
  • Decrease edema (i.e., from snake bites)
  • Rehabilitation for dogs recovering from TPLO, Total Hip Replacement, and other orthopedic surgeries.
  • Decreases wound healing time; increase tissue healing; increases the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair
  • Treatment of arthritis: pain relief, increase ROM, reduce swelling

 Contraindications

  • Over neoplasm
  • Over heart, vagus nerve, thyroid