Laser therapy is the use of a specific focused light to affect underlying tissues. That’s really just a complicated way to describe one of the great non-invasive pain management tools we have to combat stiffness, scars and more for your pet. If you’re interested in non-medication alternatives for chronic conditions in your furry friend, feel free to talk to us about laser therapy options.
So how does laser therapy work to help your pet? It can affect bones, joints, muscles, tendons, lymph nodes, and the nervous system by enhancing all those cells’ activity and improving local circulation. Targeted lasers are just another way to remind our bodies that it’s time to start the healing process and to really kick it into high gear.
Laser therapy is highly beneficial for reducing inflammation and pain, promoting the healing of wounds, and improving injuries or post-surgery incisions. Depending on your pet’s individual needs, it may also be useful in the stimulation of acupuncture or trigger points. Low level laser therapy doesn’t actually heat up like their more intense versions. This means that it’s comfortable for pets to receive this kind of treatment, and many relax like they’re getting a massage. It can even be used to help with acute injuries and at more stimulating settings for chronic injuries.
Laser Therapy treatments are great for:
- Arthritic disorders
- Ligament sprains
- Joint inflammation
- Nerve inflammation
- Muscle Spasms
- Scar Tissue
- Wound Healing
- Poor circulation
- Skin lesions (warts, eczema, psoriasis)
- Post operative procedures