Laser Canine Conditions Treated
Laser Therapy has been used for decades in veterinary medicine to help treat a wide variety of conditions in animals young and old. It is used as a standalone therapy or in conjunction with other therapies and/or pharmaceuticals.
The applications of laser therapy for conditions ranging from wounds to chronic arthritis and debilitating diseases make it an extremely versatile therapy, and it is becoming increasingly common in veterinary hospitals and rehab clinics around the world.
Laser Therapy is non-pharmaceutical and has no negative side-effects.
It is for this reason that many veterinarians are turning to laser therapy as a viable alternative when an animal cannot take certain medications or is not a candidate for surgery.
The biochemical mechanisms of how laser therapy works within the cell has been studied profusely over the past 40 years and continues to be so. Laser Therapy has been approved by the US FDA for use in human medicine and is wide use around the world.
Laser Therapy can help reduce inflammation and pain in addition to accelerate healing.
Basic treatment protocols are provided with each of our laser systems but you will find that treatments vary based on factors such as:
- Age of Animal
- Fitness/Health Level including other conditions, medications, stress level, diet, weight and more
- Age of Injury
- Daily Routine
- External factors including travel and stressors
Acute conditions can be resolved with just a few treatments however it is not unusual for a chronic condition to require a number of treatments over a period of several weeks. Most treatments take up to 15 minutes and are completely pain-free for the patient. In fact, depending on the condition, some patients experience immediate relief. Soon after the first treatment, your animal may be able to move with less pain or have a more relaxed stride and better range of motion.
Optimal treatment protocols are a direct result of the veterinarian or therapist knowing the animal and responding to that animal’s unique condition and needs. We do provide protocol guidelines and are available 5-days a week to answer any treatment inquiries as it relates to your animal’s specific condition.
Laser Therapy can be used either as a preventative to injury, especially for animals involved in sport, or to treat specific conditions such as:
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Tendon and Ligament Tears
- Joint Conditions
- Neurologic Injuries
- Hip Dysplasia
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Degenerative Myelopathy
- Stiffness and Muscle Soreness
- Decubital Ulcers
- Post Op ACL surgery
- Lick Granulomas