Cold Laser Therapy, or Low Level Laser Therapy is a form of phototherapy or light therapy. This involves the application of low power light (red and near infrared light) to injuries or wounds to improve soft tissue healing and relieve acute and chronic pain. The aim is to bio-stimulate because of the low power nature of these lasers, the effects are biochemical and not thermal and can therefore cannot cause heat damage to tissue. When low level laser light waves penetrate deeply into the skin, they optimize the immune responses of our blood. This has both anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects by supplying vital oxygen and energy to every cell. Basically, laser light directs bio-stimulating energy to the body's cells which the cells then convert into chemical energy to promote natural healing and pain relief. The five benefits of LLLT: Speeding Up Tissue Repair, Faster Collagen Formation, Increased Production of Body’s Natural Painkillers, Increased Lymphatic Drainage, Increased Vascularization.
Our lasers are not LED’s. Light Emitting Diodes are a very popular form of laser, but are a non-coherent source of light (scattered beam) as compared to the laser which is a coherent light source (focused beam). Clinical studies have shown that a focused beam penetrates much deeper into the tissues which allows for a more complete healing process.
We use a set of three cold lasers. The first is the Infared Vetrolaser, a three-diode cold laser that is used to treat pain, wounds, tendons, muscle injuries and fungal infections of the hoof. It can penetrate the skin up to 2 inches, so is wonderful for deeper tissue problems. For animals, it can be used to reduce swelling, control inflammation, and speed healing; in addition to relieving ailments such as tissue damage, arthritis, back pain, burns, joint problems, nerve damage, and tendon injury. The second is the VetroRed laser, a six-diode Red laser used for treating shallow wounds of ~1cm such as wire cuts or abrasions. The third is an Acupressure Point Cold Laser that is used during acupressure therapies.
Session is typically used on animals that have suffered injuries, mobility issues, and have pain or inflammation in the body. Typically takes 30 minutes per session and performed every 2 weeks until mobility is returned. Session Fee: $60