Laser Therapy, or “photobiomodulation”, is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Laser Therapy has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapists, nurses and doctors as far back as the 1970’s.
Now, after FDA clearance in 2002, Laser Therapy is being used extensively in both human and veterinary medicine in the United States.
Our therapy laser is used primarily as an option after surgery to stimulate tissue regrowth and minimize inflammation around the incision which can lead to faster healing and reduced scarring from the surgery.
It is also a wonderful tool for certain orthopedic and arthritic conditions helping to reduce the inflammation in various joints and the spinal disk spaces when dogs have back injuries.
The laser is also great for treating infected wounds in pets who have been injured long before seeking treatment or with certain types of bites or stings where venom causes severe tissue damage. The lasers anti inflammatory affects and bacteriostatic properties combined with stimulating tissues to regenerate make it ideal for treating these cases.