Laser therapy has been proven to be highly effective in reducing pain and swelling as well as improving healing time and increasing circulation.
Your pet may have been recommended for Laser Therapy to help manage:
- Oedema and congestion
- Ligament injuries
- Muscle sprains
- Neck and back pain
- Wound Management
- Post surgical pain and healing
- Post orthopaedic surgical recovery
- Dermatological conditions/hotspots
- Post trauma
What is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment using specific wavelenghts of light (red and near-infared) to create theraputic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Laser Therapy has been widely utilised in the human field by physiotherapists, doctors and nurses as far back as the 1970s. We were so impressed by the results of our trials that we have now made it available for your pets.
How does it work?
During each painless treatment, laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area.This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasm, stifness and pain.The infared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level and metabolic activity increases within the cell, improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.
Will it hurt my pet?
There is no unpleasant sensation during treatment and the area being treated will feel a little warm. Occasionally your pet may feel a little sleepy.
What if my pet is on medication?
Laser therapy is a safe procedure which can ne used in conjunction with conventional medication and other therapies. laser therapy may help to minimise the requirement for other medications. This can be especially useful if medications are producing undesirable side effects.
How long will it take?
Each session will, typically last between 15-30 minutes, depending on the size and depth of the area being treated. Although improvement is maybe seen after the first visit, for most conditions, particularly those involving muscular skeletal areas, we recomment a multi-visit treatment plan.
An initial course of 7 treatments over 2-3 weeks is recommended. Costs vary according to treatment regime but as a guide:
1-4 areas per session . . . . . . . . . . . .£25
5+ areas per session . . . . . . . . . . . £45
1-4 area course of 7 treatments . . £150
5+ area course of 7 treatments . . .£270
Remember: There is no sedation or restraint required for laser therapy. It is totally non-invasive and, in a lot of cases, pets enjoy the treatment as it provides a warm, soothing effect. We are happy to treat patients that are not registered with us but have consent from their own veterinary practice.