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Case study of Respond 2400XL laser system treating injured lamb

I used the 2400XL laser today to treat this 3 month old lamb who was attacked by a dog. She has had laterally flexed neck with muscle spasm (torticollis) and bite wounds for 5 days. I treated her with the laser and manual therapy – she was then able to position her neck in a neutral position and she fell comfortably asleep. I used the HPLP (500mW probe) at F4, 2J/cm2 on 6 points on each side of her cervical spine for a total of 12 points. I stayed on the dorsal and lateral aspects of her cervical spine. I also did some lymphatic drainage massage, reciprocal muscle inhibition techniques and passive positioning. The photos I sent were taken after the first 20-30 minutes. The one with her on the fleece was at 45 minutes.

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Many of my treatments are with inpatients for just one or two days and then the animals are discharged to home. I was pleased to see immediate results today with the lamb, as did the faculty and students.

Jackie Woelz, DPT, MS
Physical Therapist
Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
University of California, Davis

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