Laser Therapy – The (non)cutting-edge of veterinary science
Laser therapy is an innovative new technology used to treat acute and chronic injuries. The non-invasive treatment stimulates cell regeneration by increasing blood flow to the targeted area. This is used to accelerate the healing process following surgery, alleviate joint pain and treat degenerative diseases.
How it works
Low-level, also known as cold, laser therapy focuses red and infrared light on tissue at and below the surface of the skin. The light energizes the cellular mass, producing a structural protein called collagen used to repair tissue. Lasers continue the healing process by supporting vascular dilation and synthesis, increasing blood circulation to the affected region. The stimulation releases the bodies own pain-relieving hormones, generating mild pain management properties.
The process generally takes between 5-10 minutes, with the majority of patients seeing positive effects after 3-5 uses. The treatment continues to relieve pain and fight inflammation for up to 24 hours following the session.
Conditions benefitted by laser therapy
- Hip dysplasia
- Post-surgical incisions and soft-tissue trauma
- Arthritis and degenerative joint disease
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Neuromuscular disease
Our Holistic Services, or low-level laser therapy, is normally combined with other types of veterinary medicine including pharmaceutical regimens and alternative therapies. The broad biochemical benefits and lack of adverse side effects have made laser therapy the preferred post-operative rehab method in veterinary medicine.
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Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years and is used around the world to treat a wide variety of conditions in many difference species of animals. Small sterile needs are inserted into specific points in the body causing stimulation of the nervous system, helping the body to heal itself and restore your pet’s overall well-being.
How It Works
Thin, sterile needles are inserted into specific points in the body which have a high density of free nerve endings, mast calls, small arterioles, and lymphatic vessels. Stimulation of these points results in specific changes in the nervous system, stimulating nerves, increasing blood circulation, relieving muscle spasms, and releasing hormones. Acupuncture stimulation induces many physiological effects such as pain relief, improved tissue healing, regulation of gastro-intestinal motility, anti-inflammatory effects, and antifebrile effects.
The process generally takes about 20-45 minutes, and similar to laser therapy a majority of patients see positive effects after 3-6 uses. The process is virtually painless, and due to the relaxation effect of acupuncture some patients fall asleep during the treatment.
Conditions benefitted by acupuncture
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Neurological disorders including IVDD
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Chronic conditions such as behavioral problems, liver disease, kidney failure, asthma
- Quality of life, hospice care
- Performance enhancement and prevention of disease
Acupuncture can often be used with electrostimulation, laser therapy and herbal therapy as well as traditional Western medicine. Acupuncture offers a compelling and safe method for treatment of a wide variety of conditions.