Also known as photobiomodulation, laser therapy is the harnessing of specific wavelengths of light in order to create therapeutic effects. It has been shown to increase circulation within injured tissue, decrease swelling, speed up healing
time, and reduce pain. The technology has been used in Europe since the 1970s,
but it wasn’t until 2002 when the FDA cleared it for use in the United States. Since then, it has become a popular treatment in both human and veterinary medicine.
Laser therapy for pets is a painless treatment, requiring no sedation and minimal to no restraint. Each session takes just minutes, based on the condition and the size of the area being treated. With each treatment, circulation increases, drawing water, oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area and removing waste products. This process optimizes the conditions for faster healing of damaged tissues.
Laser therapy has been shown to help with wound healing (surgical incisions and traumatic wounds), arthritis, back and neck pain, and many other painful conditions.