As the world continues to become more technologically advanced, the number of procedures in veterinary medicine also continue to grow. One such procedure is laser therapy, which is a non-invasive treatment modality that uses light energy to stimulate healing in pets. It is often used to treat pain, inflammation, and promote wound healing. To learn more, call us at 204-728-0033.
What is laser therapy?
Laser therapy is the application of light energy to affected areas of the body to stimulate healing. During the session, a device emits specific wavelengths of light energy absorbed by the tissues in the body. Shorter, visible wavelengths penetrate tissue to a shallow depth, whereas longer, infrared wavelengths penetrate deeper into tissue. This triggers a biological response at the cellular level which can lead to increased blood flow, reduced inflammation, and accelerated tissue repair.
What types of conditions can laser therapy treat?
It can help multiple conditions including muscular sprain/strain and the resultant pain, arthritis, post-operative application around incisions, wounds, and any type of situation that causes musculoskeletal pain.
How often will my pet need laser therapy?
The frequency of laser therapy treatments for pets can vary depending on the specific condition being treated and the individual response of the pet. Generally, a course of laser therapy treatments will be recommended by your veterinarian, specially curated for your pet's specific needs and condition. In some cases, a single treatment may be effective in relieving symptoms. Other patients - such as those with chronic conditions - may require a series of treatments.