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Low Level Laser Treatment

Low Level Laser Therapy stimulates tissue repair through a process of PhotoBioStimulation. LASER stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.  Lasers use red and near infrared light.  There are different classes of lasers that range from Class I (supermarket scanners) to Class IV (surgical lasers used for cutting through tissues).  We use a Class III laser.  It does not cut.

Light travels as bundles of energy called Photons.  Photons bombard us every day from natural light.  The difference is that photons from a laser are monochromatic (one wavelength of color), polarized (concentrated on one spot) and coherent (the light travels in a straight line). This allows the light to penetrate the surface of the skin without any heating effects or damage to the skin. Photons will only be absorbed by the cells that need help. 

They normalize injured tissue by activating enzymes.  The enzymes trigger chemical reactions in the cells, supplying energy for the cells to take in nutrients and dispose of waste products faster.  This promotes natural healing and pain relief.

Physiological effects:
Accelerated collagen synthesis
increased formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue
decrease in micro-organisms
pain reduction

Low-level laser therapy is considered to be especially effective for: wound management, joint conditions (including arthritis), soft-tissue injuries (including strains, sprains, tendonitis and tenosynovitis, capsulitis and bursitis) and chronic pain.

 

(The treatment plan will be approved by the referring veterinarian before it's implementation.)

 

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