Laser Therapy

Class IV K-Laser Therapy

What is Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy uses multiple wavelengths of light and varied power levels, to accelerate the bodies natural healing process. Some of the proven benefits of taser Therapy intervention include:

  • Decreased pain
  • Increased circulation
  • Decreased swelling
  • Faster healing and recovery
  • Reduced inflammation
Laser therapy is a pain-free intervention that creates an optimal environment for healing and pain relief. The heat created by the laser, combined with the penetration of the red and near-red wavelengths of light promotes circulation while drawing water, nutrients and oxygen to the damaged area.
With each laser therapy session, you will be reducing inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms and stiffness in your pet, and giving them the best chance at happily playing around pain-free once again.
What Conditions Can Laser Be Used For
Laser therapy is useful for many conditions in your pet. Some of the more common presentations that we see are:

Hydrotherapy FAQ’s

Generally, we recommend 4-6 weekly sessions to begin. The reason for this is that you most likely won’t notice an immediate improvement after 1-2 visits, but often by the 3rd or 4th visit, there are obvious signs of improvement. If things are improving, then great! We’ll continue on with the treatments until we feel that your pet is fully recovered, or their progress has stopped.

These laser sessions also need to be fairly regular as the effect form each session is cumulative. Ie, the improvement from each treatment builds on to the next one. It’s therefore not as effective to space these out too much. Depending on the patient and what best suits your situation, we can do as many laser sessions as 3 times a week down to fortnightly visits.

We use a class IV K-Laser, which is considered the gold standard in therapeutic laser therapy. The interface is designed specifically for animals so we can accurately administer the right laser dosage to the injured area time & time again. To read more about the K-laser you can visit their website here.

If you think that your pet might benefit from laser treatment the get in touch with us to book your initial assessment. Our initial assessment will determine what the primary and underlying issues that your pet is suffering from, and if laser is a suitable treatment option for your pet then we will book in a follow-up appointment. Even if laser isn’t the best option, if we still think we can help we will recommend one of our other treatments which is, such as the underwater treadmill, rehabilitation or hands-on ABM.