What does “Laser” stand for?
A Therapy Laser uses an intense beam of light and directs that light into tissue. This light provides relief of pain through the release of endorphins and stimulates injured cells to heal at a faster rate. This is NOT a surgical laser and does not “cut” tissues.
A therapy laser is used to reduce pain, reduce inflammation, and accelerate healing by using a process called photobiostimulation.
Photobiostimulation by definition is using light to produce beneficial effects on animals and other living organisms. A basic example of using the beneficial effects of light is photosynthesis which occurs in plants to produce oxygen from the light effects of the sun. Similarly the laser uses a target light to produce fast and specific results on damaged tissue.
The laser is a good option that allows us to improve wound healing and mobility in combination with pharmaceuticals. Some of the disorders we have treated with laser therapy includes:
- Pain Relief
- Wound Healing
- Disc (Back) Disease
- Skin Infections
- Post Surgical Pain Relief
- Joint Disease
- Tramatic Injury
- Peridontal Disease / Gingivitis
- Ear Infections
- And more….
If you are interested in what laser therapy can do for your pet, give us a call at
(519) 631-0430 today!
Frequently Asked Questions:
How does the therapy laser reduce pain?
The laser effects the nerve cells and nociceptors(sensory receptor that reacts to the damaging stimuli via the spinal cord or brain) by increasing their stimulatory threshold. It also decreases the neuronal impulses while increasing endorphin release.
How does the laser reduce inflammation?
The laser causes a decrease in release of prostaglandins and inflammatory mediators which reduces
edema (swelling) of the tissues.
How does the laser accelerate healing?
Healing is accelerated by increasing blood flow to the damaged tissue. The blood flow is improved by
stimulating angiogenesis (growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels) and capillary production, increase in cytokines and stimulation of fibroblast activity to form new vessels.