Laser Therapy is a high-powered therapy laser that provides safe, non-invasive solutions for pain management, wound healing and rehabilitation. Laser therapy has been used successfully in human medicine since 2005 and is now available for veterinary treatments. Kindred-Canines in Motion now offers mobile veterinary laser therapy to service/assistance animals.
High-energy laser therapy can penetrate deeply into the body to diminish pain and stimulate healing. Many animals suffer from chronic pain due to arthritis caused by hip dysplasia, spondylosis, traumatic injury, etc. A class of drugs, non-steroid anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS), has provided significant relief from pain, but long-term use of these drugs can have some undesirable effects. In addition, some animals are NSAID-intolerant. Cats are particularly sensitive to some of these medications, so there are fewer pain management options available for the feline patient.
Laser Therapy provides a safe solution for them. Laser Therapy can provide remarkable relief from chronic pain. 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. Treatments last about 2-5 minutes per site and are completely comfortable for the patient.
Read a PRP + Laser Therapy testimonial that Dr. Gerardi performed in June 2013 here.
If you have any questions about Laser Therapy for your service or assistance animal, please don’t hesitate to contact us.