Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is the use of laser light to stimulate biological processes that lead to faster healing and pain relief. Lasers used for therapy use much less power than surgical lasers, and the beneficial effects come not from heat, but from the stimulation of the body's natural healing processes. Like plants absorbing sunlight through photosynthesis, the cells in the body absorb laser energy. This stimulates the body to release its own pain relieving chemical compounds.

Is there scientific evidence of effectiveness of Laser Therapy? The U.S. FDA and many international health agencies have approved laser therapy for use on human patients. There are thousands of studies over the last 40 years demonstrating beneficial effects of laser therapy on a wide range of conditions such as

  • Wound Healing
  • Nerve Regeneration
  • Reduction in Swelling
  • Pain Relief
  • Infection

What will my pet feel? Patients do not need to be sedated or restrained, and your pet will likely not feel the laser treatment. Human patients often say they feel a pleasant tingling at the treatment site, but laser therapy causes no heating or burning. Soon after the first treatment, your pet may move with less pain or have more relaxed stride and better range of motion. Often, a series of treatments will be necessary, but the healing process begins right away.