Over the last decade, laser therapy has emerged as an outstanding new tool in veterinary medicine. Salty Paws Veterinary Hospital is happy to offer our K-Laser to compliment, or in some cases replace, traditional therapy modalities. Laser therapy is especially beneficial for pets that suffer negative side effects with certain medications.
When it comes to pain management for your pet, Laser Therapy creates optimal healing conditions and increases healing circulation to help get them back on their paws faster, This treatment dramatically helps to decrease inflammation, arthritis and pain.
Our practice is excited to bring this special technology to you. Discover how this therapy is proven to bio-stimulate tissue repair while reducing treatment time and relieving pain, all without sedation.
Numerous Studies show that Laser Therapy can help with:
- Joint Pain
- Edema and Congestion
- Ligament Sprains
- Muscle Strains
- Puncture Wounds
- Post-Traumatic Injury
- Post-Surgical Pain
- Neck and Back Pain
- Hip Dysplasia
- Chronic Wounds
- Post-Orthopedic Surgical Recovery
Laser therapy works through a process called Photobiomodulation, which essentially means that the photons, or packets of light energy, that are put out by the laser are then absorbed by cellular components and enzymes involved in oxygen utilization and the production of ATP, which is what the cell uses to power all of its functions.
Through this process, more oxygen is delivered to the cells, and thus, more energy (ATP) is produced for the cell. This increased energy production for the cell leads to it functioning at a higher level.
Increasing cellular function leads to the following beneficial effects that have been documented through research and clinical trials:
- Anti-inflammatory effects
- Analgesic (pain-relief) effects
- Increased healing of tissue through angiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels in damaged tissue)
- Increasing cellular reproduction and growth
- Increasing cellular metabolic rate
- Increasing fibroblast development to heal damaged tissue
- Increasing stimulation of cells of the immune system
You can visit the K-Laser website here for more information and research studies into the use of laser therapy in veterinary medicine.