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Laser Therapy:

What is Laser Therapy?

Laser Therapy, or “photobiomodulation”, is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Laser Therapy has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapists, nurses and doctors as far back as the 1970’s. Now, after FDA clearance in 2002, Laser Therapy is being used extensively in the United States.

Does it hurt? What does a treatment feel like? There is little or no sensation during treatment. Occasionally the patient feels 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 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. 

How long does each treatment take? The typical treatment time is 3 to 8 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated. 

How often should a patient be treated? 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. 

 

How many treatments does it take? 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. 

How long before the results are felt? Your pet may feel improvement in their condition (usually pain reduction) after the first treatment. Sometimes they will not feel improvement for a number of treatments.  This does not mean that nothing is happening. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions. 

 

Here is a list of conditions that Veterinarians have successfully treated with the K-Laser.
  • Rhinits, sinusitis
  • Gingivitis, stomatitis and tooth extractions
  • Rodent ulcers and feline acne
  • Acute and chronic otitis
  • Post-surgical
  • Cervical and lumbar intervertebral disc disease
  • Cystitis
  • Feline asthma
  • Bursitis and tendonitis
  • Lick granulomas
  • Pododermatitis
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains
  • Snake bites and bug/spider bites
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Pyotraumatic dermatitis (hot spots)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Trauma
  • Anal saculitis
  • Tail fractures
  • Rehabilitation
  • Acupuncture
  • Exotic animals and pocket pets
Some conditions will improve with one or two K-Laser Treatments, such as post-surgery or after a declaw.

Other conditions may require a series of visits over a few weeks. Examples would include lick granulomas, otitis and trauma.

And some chronic conditions may require regular maintenance K-Laser treatments, such as arthritis and disc disease.

For more information and videos of patients before and after treatment, please visit;
myklaserpet.com

 

 
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Our Hospital Location
60 Beaver Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: (860) 757-3346
Fax: (860) 757-3525

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Monday 9:00 - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 - 8:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 - 2:00 PM
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