Laser therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Laser therapy can help with:

  • Inflammation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post-Surgical Pain
  • Joint pain
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Congestion
  • Burns
  • Sprains
  • Wounds
  • Muscle Strain
  • Rehabilitation
  • Post-Orthopedic Surgical Recovery

All team members administering laser therapy have participated in training seminars and completed the certification course. You are always welcome to participate in your pets laser therapy sessions, however protective eye wear is required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it hurt? What does a treatment feel like?

There is little or no sensation during treatment. Occasionally the patient feels a mild, soothing warmth or tingling. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction.

Are there any side effects or associated risks?

During more than twenty years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have been reported. Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response is more active after treatment.

How often should a patient receive laser therapy?

Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week, eventually tapering to once every week or two as improvement is seen.

How many laser therapy treatments does it take?

This depends on the condition being treated. For some acute conditions 1-2 sessions may be enough. More chronic conditions may require 5 or more sessions. In addition some conditions may require ongoing sessions to control pain.

How long before results are felt from laser therapy?

Your pet may feel improvement, usually pain reduction after the first session. Sometimes they will not feel improvement for a number of sessions. This does not mean that nothing is happening. Each session is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.