Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
Laser Therapy for Pets
Laser therapy, also known as Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is the treatment of damaged tissue using an infrared laser which is directed towards specific pain points. It can also be used to stimulate trigger and acupuncture points.
The laser light penetrates deep into the tissue where it’s absorbed by cells and transformed into energy that impacts the course of the metabolic process.
Benefits of Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is recognised and used world-wide for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain, tendonitis, sprained and strained
ligaments (including cruciate ligament tears), fractures, arthritis, hip
dysplasia, skin wounds and numerous injuries in humans and animals.
Beneficial effects include:
- Pain relief
- Rapid Healing
- Increased collagen production
- Reduction of swelling and inflammation
- Increased circulation
- Stimulation of the immune system
- Reduction of scar formation
Laser for Rehabilitation
Laser combined with additional treatment modalities will aid recovery
time post-surgery, strengthen muscles and joints, reduce swelling after
surgical procedure and enhance mobility.
Needle free Acupuncture
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is safe and effective for anxious dogs
and cats that cannot tolerate acupuncture or dry needling.
Contraindications to Laser Therapy
Laser treatments cannot be carried out on companion animals with any of the following conditions:
- Cancerous or precancerous tumours
- Abnormal photosenstivity (few animals are abnormally photosensitive to certain wavebands)
The time and frequency of the treatment varies depending on the type of injury and its condition. This may be as short as one single 30 seconds treatment or many treatments of 1 to 2 minutes. Laser therapy can be used on its own or as complement to Myofunctional Therapy. Most pets will require several treatments although improvement and mobility may be noticeable within 24 hours after treatment.
If you’d like to book or discover how Low Level Laser Therapy is highly effective for use in treating Musculoskeletal pain, Sprained and Strained Ligaments, Acupuncture points and more contact Melina on 0403 939 202 or Enquiries@petnurture.com.au.
We are not veterinarians and do not diagnose any conditions, perform surgery or prescribe medications. Laser therapy is not a replacement for proper veterinary care and any injury or disease must be medically diagnosed and treated by a veterinarian.