What is therapeutic laser therapy?
We are proud to provide K laser Class IV laser therapy for our patients. Its beneficial uses include alleviating chronic pain, accelerating healing & rehabilitation and much, much more! Class IV means the most power available for laser therapy. Photobiomodulation is the scientific term for
K laser’s effect on tissue. Deep-penetrating photons from the laser influence cell chemistry in a variety of beneficial ways. In addition, the infrared wavelengths create a warm sensation in your pet’s body at the
precise location requiring treatment. Treatment time, power and laser pulse frequency are based on your pet’s individual condition and body size. After surgery, patients receiving laser therapy have less pain. Their recovery is faster, with fewer complications.
Where is it beneficial?
Many patients benefit from progressive, noninvasive therapy to decrease the amount of drug therapy for the treatment of chronic pain. K laser therapy provides that solution.
Laser therapy can significantly reduce healing time. Traumatic skin injuries and surgical incisions benefit greatly from laser intervention.
Musculoskeletal injuries and orthopedic surgeries often require additional rehabilitation solutions. Laser therapy provides non-invasive remedies for quicker recovery.
Class IV laser therapy has been very successful in the field of human medicine. We are pleased and excited to be able to offer it for the treatment of our best friends!
What to expect…
There is no patient sedation or restraint required—the experience is usually pleasant and comforting to
them. Most pets do not need to have their hair clipped. Although improvement is often seen after the first visit, most patients require several treatments [3 to 8] for greatest benefit. For most conditions, we recommend a multi-visit treatment plan. Treatments vary in length, but most sites require 2 to 8 minutes. A majority of patients exhibit greater comfort and mobility within 12 to 24 hours after a laser treatment.
Class IV laser therapy treatments are cumulative in nature. The length and frequency of treatments varies with your pet’s condition. A sample treatment schedule is as follows:
• Every other day for one week [3 total]
• Twice the second week [2 total]
• Once the third week [1 total]
• Boosters as needed
Your veterinarian will recommend a treatment plan specific to your pet’s condition