Laser therapy is a painless and non-invasive technique which relaxes muscles and releases endorphins making this treatment very comfortable for the pet.
Therapeutic laser uses invisible infrared light energy (photons) to penetrate deep into tissues and enhance the body’s natural healing. We call this ‘photobiostimulation’. The cells convert light energy to biochemical energy by stimulating various chromophores (eg haemoglobin, melanin, Cytochrome C) and stimulation encourages the production of cell energy (ATP), which powers the cell functions and biochemical processes. The effects are improved blood flow, modulation of inflammation, enhanced cell regeneration and promotion of tissue healing.
Paws in Motion have selected the multiwave locked system (MLS) laser which allows the use of two wavelengths of invisible infrared light energy (905 and 808nm) delivered in combination. This synergy provides superior pain management and healing potential without any risk of heating the tissues. In contrast, less powerful lasers take much longer to deliver the dosages required to benefit the tissues - this is sometimes referred to as low level laser therapy.
Laser therapy can be used to help rehabilitate patients with musculoskeletal pain, tissue swelling, inflammation, muscular strains and sprains, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, neurological conditions, to enhance skin wound healing and also to deliver laser-puncture.
Six year old mini poodle, Buddy, went from a bouncing super active doggy to unable to move overnight, when his brain had an infection that affected his ability to do everything. We used physiotherapy exercises and his determination to get him back moving.
The GingerLead is a soft, padded belly sling with a leash & handle to help dogs with weak hind legs walk. It's ideal for aging or disabled dogs needing some assistance with their balance or mobility, dogs suffering from arthritis, degenerative myelopathy or other debilitating conditions, or dogs recovering from knee, hip or back injuries.
Whether physiotherapy is integrated post-surgery or as an alternative to surgery, all treatments are individually designed to meet each patient’s needs and goals to assist neurological retraining and return of function.