What is Laser Therapy and how does it work?

Laser is a type of therapy for your pet cat or dog and has many beneficial uses such as alleviating chronic pain, accelerating healing and rehabilitation.
Laser energy increases local circulation and therefore draws oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. As the injured area returns to nonnal, function is restored and pain is relieved.

Is it painful to my pet?

No, it is a painless process. It is usually pleasant and comforting to the animal, and with some devices a warming sensation is felt at the treatment site.

When is Laser beneficial?

Pain management – this is a non-invasive therapy used instead of or alongside drug therapy for the treatment of chronic pain.
Wound healing- Laser therapy can significantly reduce healing time, while at the same time improving the quality of healed tissue (stronger, more normal tissues, less tension and scar formation).
Rehabilitation – bone and muscle injuries and orthopaedic surgeries often require additional rehabilitation solutions. Laser therapy provides a non-invasive therapy for quicker recovery.

Positive effects of Laser on the body

• Improves and promotes healing
• Relieves pain and reduces spasm
• Increased joint flexibility
• Reduces symptoms of osteoarthritis
• Faster patient comfort
• Can delay the need for medical intervention

How many treatments does it take?

This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For many acute conditions 1-2 treatments may be sufficient. Chronic conditions may require 5-8 (or more) treatments. Some conditions may require ongoing periodic care to control pain

How long does each session take?

A typical treatment can take 5-30 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.

How long before the results are felt?

Your pet may feel improvement in their condition after the first treatment. Sometimes they will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that nothing is happening. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3-4 sessions