How laser therapy works
Laser therapy must be prescribed by your pet’s veterinarian and administered by a trained veterinary team member. During laser therapy, a small handpiece or “wand” is held over the area of interest and moved slowly in a grid or circular pattern to deliver a specific dosage of light energy. The light travels to the target tissue—with stronger power doses reaching as deep as the hip joint—where cells are stimulated to perform their natural functions at a more rapid rate. This results in:
Laser therapy, used correctly, is safe for pets and people. The handpiece must remain in motion at all times to prevent thermal burns. Because of the laser’s invisible and powerful beam, the patient, operator, and any other personnel in the room must wear protective eyewear.
- Decreased inflammation
- Enhanced circulation and waste-product removal
- Improved oxygenation
- Increased joint range-of-motion
- Endorphin release