Laser Therapy for Pets

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?

  • Safe
  • Non drug form of treatment
  • Helping stimulate what the body is trying to do but can’t well.
  • Non-invasive
  • 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.
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