Therapeutic (Cold) Laser TherapyUnlike a surgical laser used for cutting tissue, a therapeutic laser uses light in the red and infrared wavelengths to stimulate healing and relieve pain. Therapeutic laser is also known as photobiostimulation therapy because it affects the body at a cellular level and stimulates the cells to be more efficient, have greater energy potential and improve cell regeneration. This technology is used in both veterinary and human medicine, and is regularly used by many sports teams to help heal injuries and keep players active and feeling great.
Tissue stimulation at the cellular level allows the laser to treat a variety of conditions. When used post-operatively, the laser speeds healing and decreases pain and swelling. Acute injuries, such as sprains and strains can be treated to decrease pain and swelling while also improving mobility. Studies have shown that energy stimulation at different frequencies provides different types of tissue stimulation. The therapy laser allows us to adjust the frequency of the light beam so that we can treat many other types of conditions. For example, a frequency of 10,000Hz has antimicrobial properties allowing us to treat bite wounds and ear infections. A frequency of 5,000Hz activates cellular healing, which is beneficial in the treatment of issues such as lick granulomas and burns. The treatment of chronic conditions such as arthritis is also possible, allowing us to provide comfort and relief without the use of drugs.
We can utilize our cold laser as primary or adjunctive therapy for nearly every ailment. The most commonly treated conditions include:
- Post-surgical pain relief & increased healing
- Wound healing
- Lacerations & Abrasions
- Lick granulomas
- Anal gland issues
- Ear infections & inflammation
- Cystitis & Lower urinary tact disease
- Arthritis/Degerative Joint Disease (DJD)
- Hip Dysplasia
- Swelling & Edema
- Sprain/Strain Injuries
- Hot Spots