Laser Therapy

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What is laser therapy and how does it work?

The goal of laser therapy is to deliver light energy to damaged cells. Light energy, in the form of photons, is absorbed by the cells. This stimulates the mitochondria within the cells to accelerate production of ATP, which is cellular energy. The increased cellular energy is used to help transform cells from a state of disease into a stable, healthy state.

What conditions can be treated with laser therapy?

The most common conditions treated with laser therapy are arthritis, chronic pain, back and muscle pain and soft tissue injuries. It can also help treat lick granulomas, ear infections, hot spots, and wounds.

Can it get too hot like Class IV lasers?

The Super Pulsed laser delivers light photons deep into the tissues. The pulse durations are very short, and there is no heat sensation. Animals generally become very relaxed

Are there any side effects or associated risks?

The Super Pulsed cold laser has no side effects and very few contraindications.

How long does each treatment take?

The typical treatment duration is 5 – 15 minutes depending on the size of the area involved and the condition being treated.

How often should my pet be treated?

Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. Most chronic problems respond well when treatments are done 2 – 3 times per week for two weeks tapering off to once a week as you pet’s condition improves.

How many treatments does it take?

For some acute conditions, 1 – 6 treatments may suffice. Those of a more chronic nature may require 10 – 12 treatments. Conditions such as chronic arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control inflammation and pain symptoms.