Therapeutic Laser

Following an initial consultation with Dr. Ilana, it may be determined that use of the therapeutic laser is an appropriate treatment for your pet as part of his/her custom treatment plan. Below we describe the many benefits of low-level laser therapy, a non-invasive procedure that is especially useful for canine patients.

Benefits of Laser Therapy

Low-level Laser Therapy (also known as ‘Cold Laser Therapy’) stimulates tissue repair up to 4cm below the skin. Focused red and infrared light increases the production of energy at the cellular level thereby promoting regeneration, production of collagen for tissue repair, and vascular dilation and synthesis for better circulation. Laser therapy also helps in providing pain management as the light encourages the body’s production of natural pain-relievers. Dr. Ilana uses a Respond Laser with 804nm wavelength of light. This Class 3b laser is an ‘all-purpose laser’ that has been used for over 15 years both as a primary mode of treatment and as a follow-up treatment between regular veterinary exams.

Dr Ilana also uses a Cutting Edge MLS Class 4 Therapy Laser.

Laser therapy is especially useful in treating the following conditions:

  • Rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain
  • Arthritis
  • Neuropathy
  • Lymph system drainage
  • Pain relief and management
  • Improvement of circulation
  • Tissue repair at cellular level

To read evidence-based studies, visit the website for World Association For Laser Therapy

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