Laser Therapy, or “photobiomodulation”, is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling.
During Laser Therapy the infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level, and metabolic activity increases within the cell, improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane. This initiates the increased production of cellular energy (ATP) that leads to a cascade of beneficial effects, increasing cellular function and health.
Numerous studies show that Laser Therapy can help with:
- Joint Pain
- Ligament Sprains/Muscle Strains
- Puncture Wounds/Chronic Wounds
- Post-Traumatic Injury/Post-Surgical Pain
- Neck and Back Pain
- Hip Dysplasia
If you would like to know more about laser therapy and if it could benefit your pet, contact us at 804-741-3200.