Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy, or “photobiomodulation”, is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Laser Therapy has been utilized by physical therapists, nurses and doctors as far back as the 1970’s, however technical advances in laser miniaturization and durability pioneered by K-Laser have allowed laser therapy to be used for a wider range of patients.

Laser Therapeutic Effects

During each painless treatment, laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.

Numerous Studies show that laser therapy can help with:

Osteoarthritis
Joint Pain
Tendinopathies
Edema and Congestion
Ligament Sprains
Muscle Strains
Puncture Wounds
Post-Traumatic Injury
Post-Surgical Pain
Neck and Back Pain
Hip Dysplasia
Burns
Chronic Wounds
Rehabilitation
Post-Orthopedic Surgery
Recovery

Useful Links

My K-Laser Pet – A resource for pet owners on K-Laser Class 4 Laser Therapy.

K-LaserUSA: Setting the Standard in Class IV Laser Visit the main K-LaserUSA website for a host of detailed product information and case studies.

K-LaserUSA YouTube Channel There are lots of laser therapy related videos to watch.

Class 4 Laser therapy FAQ’S

How often should a patient be treated?

Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week, tapering to once every week or two as improvement is seen.

How many treatments does it take?

This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions 1-2 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic nature may require 5 to 8 (or more) treatments. Some conditions may require ongoing periodic care to control pain. Your practice will recommend a treatment plan specific to your pet’s condition.

How long before the results are felt?

There is no patient sedation or restraint required and the experience is usually pleasant and comforting to them. Your pet may feel improvement in their condition (usually pain reduction) after the first treatment. Sometimes they will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that nothing is happening. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.

Does it hurt? What does a treatment feel like?

No! Laser Therapy is often used with other forms of therapy, including physical therapy and following surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with laser to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.

Are there any side effects or associated risks?

During more than twenty years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response is more active after treatment.

Has effectiveness been demonstrated scientifically?

YES. There are thousands of published studies demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of Laser Therapy for many clinical conditions.

Are there any side effects or associated risks?

During more than twenty years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response is more active after treatment.

How long does each treatment take?

The typical treatment is 3 to 8 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.