Here at Barrow Hill Veterinary Hospital we can now offer Laser Therapy. Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment using specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects which include pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling.
The laser energy increases circulation, draws water, oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area which creates an optimal healing environment hopefully leading to restored function and pain relief.
Treatment is painless but your pet may find the heat a little strange. Your pet may also be a little sleepy after his session.
Laser Therapy can be used in conjunction with medications and other therapies and may help to minimise the requirement for long-term pain relief medications – this can be very useful if your pet is experiencing undesirable side-effects from common medications such as gastro-intestinal upset.
Each session will, typically, last between 3 and 8 minutes depending on the area/s needing treatment.
Although an improvement can often be seen after the first treatment, we recommend a multi-visit plan to gain the most benefit.
Talk to one of our veterinary surgeons if you feel that your pet may benefit from Laser Therapy.
Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week, tapering to once every week or two as improvement is seen.
This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions 1-2 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic nature may require 5 to 8 (or more) treatments. Some conditions may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.
Yes! Laser Therapy is often used with other forms of therapy, including physical therapy, massage, soft tissue mobilisation and following surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with laser to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.
The typical treatment is 3 to 8 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
During more than twenty years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever 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.
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