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.
Research shows that 1 in 5 dogs will suffer from the painful condition of Osteoarthritis by the time they reach middle-age!