What is laser therapy?
On this episode of Tails from the Road, Dr. Windy defines laser therapy and explores situations where it is helpful.
Laser Therapy for Pets – injury or age
- Applied light energy (laser) to specific tissues that causes photobiomodulation. It’s a mouthful.
- Example: Vitamin D in sunlight.
How does it work?
- Photons of light penetrate into the cells of the deep tissues and stimulate cellular activity.
- Stimulates new blood flow and circulation to the area
- Increases growth factors and stimulates healing
- Relieves inflammation
- Decreases production of the chemicals in the tissues that stimulate pain and affects nerve conduction.
What can you use it for?
- Anything with pain and inflammation.
- Examples: Arthritis, Severe Ear Infections, Gum Disease, Bladder Disease, Wounds, Surgery Sites, Injuries, etc.
Why use it for treatment?
- Non drug form of treatment
- Helping stimulate what the body is trying to do but can’t well.
- Great for a pet to use in conjunction with other treatments or when they can’t have other treatments.
- Actually kind of soothing.
- Used by many professional sports teams and physical therapists on human side.
- When not to use, any drawbacks.
- Penguin Laser Therapy
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