Pet Laser Therapy
A non-invasive holistic treatment.
Laser Therapy is proven to bio-stimulate tissue repair and growth. The Laser accelerates wound healing and decreases inflammation, pain, as well as scar tissue formation. When it comes to pain management, Class IV Lasers are a side effect free and nonaddictive treatment that provides dramatic results.Positive Effects of K-Laser on the body include:
- Improves and promotes healing
- Reduces pain and spasm
- Increases joint flexibility
- Reduces symptoms of osteoarthritis
- Improves peripheral microcirculation
- Advanced pain relief
Top Biological Effects of Laser Therapy
Clinical studies and trials of laser therapy technology indicate the following beneficial effects of laser therapy on tissues and cells.
1. Anti-Inflammation-Laser Therapy has an anti-edema effect as it causes vasodilation, but also because it activates the lymphatic drainage system(drains swollen areas). As a result, there is a reduction in swelling caused by bruising or inflammation.
2. Anti-Pain(Analgesic)-Laser Therapy has a very beneficial effect on nerve cells by blocking pain transmitted by these cells to the brain and decreasing nerve sensitivity. Also due to less inflammation, there is less edema and less pain. Another pain blocking mechanism involves the production of high levels of pain killing chemicals such as endorphins, enkephalins, and opiods from the brain and adrenal gland.
3. Accelerated Tissue repair and Cell Growth-Protons of light from lasers penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. The laser light also increases the energy available to the cell by increasing the ATP production so that the cell can take a on nutrients faster and get rid of waste products. As a result of exposure to laser light, all cells, including the cells of tendons, ligaments and muscles are repaired faster.
4. Improved Vascular Activity-Laser light will significantly increase the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue; that speeds up the healing process, closes wounds quickly, and reduces scar tissue. In addition to angiogenesis, it causes temporary vasodilatation, an increase in the diameter of blood vessels.
5. Increased Metabolic Activity-Laser Therapy creates higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells.
6. Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation-Laser Therapy reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns or surgery.
7. Improved Nerve Function-Slow recovery of nerve functions in damaged tissue can results in numbness and impaired limbs. Laser light will speed up the process of axonal regeneration, nerve cell reconnection, and increase the amplitude of action potentials to optimize muscle action.
8. Immunoregulation-Laser light has a direct effect on immunity status by stimulation of immunoglobulins and lymphocytes. Laser Therapy is absorbed by chromophores (molecule enzymes) that react to laser light. The enzyme flavomono-nucleotide is activated and starts the production of ATP (adenosine-tri-phosphate), which is the major carrier of cell energy and the energy source for all chemical reactions in the cells.
9. Faster Wound Healing-Laser light stimulates fibroblast development (fibroblasts are the building blocks of collagen, which is predominant in wound healing) in damaged tissue. Collagen is essential protein required to replace old tissue injuries or to repair tissue injuries. As a result, Laser Therapy is effective on open wounds and burns.
What conditions can laser therapy treat?
Laser therapy can help treat a number of chronic and acute conditions in dogs including:
- Arthritis and inflammation
- Lacerations and burns
- Hip dysplasia and osteoarthritis
- Skin conditions and infections
- Fractures, sprains, and strains
- Gingivitis and tooth extraction pain
- Wound healing and post-surgical pain relief
If you think laser therapy could improve your dog’s quality of life, give us a call at (724) 588-5260 to schedule a consultation.