What is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue mitochondria of injured cells producing cellular energy in the form of ATP, which causes an increase in cell metabolism. The result is tissue repair and healing with a reduction in inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. Widely used in Europe since the 1970s, the Food and Drug Administration cleared this Class IV laser for use in this country in 2002 and we are pleased to be able to offer this break-through modality. We use laser therapy for anything that hurts or is having trouble healing to improve the quality of life for our patients.
Common conditions that may be managed with laser therapy include:
Sprains and muscle problems
Post-surgical to the incision area
Post fracture repair & rehabilitation
Urinary tract disease
TO FEEL GOOD!
Photobiomodulation is the scientific term for the Companion Therapy Laser's effect on tissue. Deep-penetrating photons from the laser influence cell chemistry in a variety of beneficial ways. Treatment time, power and laser pulse frequency are based on your pet's individual condition and body size. After surgery, patients receiving laser therapy have less pain. Their recovery is faster, with fewer complications.
The Companion Therapy Laser is emerging as the new high-tech device of choice to treat a wide variety of aches and pains, injuries, and diseases. The exciting news is that it is not simply alternative medicine; but high-tech medicine destined to play a major role in both human and veterinary care. Used by physicians in Europe for over thirty years, it has recently gained approval by the FDA for certain human applications, and both physicians and veterinarians throughout the United States are beginning to embrace this extraordinary technology.
Ask today if your pet can be helped by this exciting new technology.