K-Laser Class IV Therapy Laser
Laser Therapy 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. Laser Therapy has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapists, nurses and doctors as far back as the 1970’s. Now, after FDA clearance in 2002, Laser Therapy is being used extensively in the United States.
Your Bigger Road doctors and technicians can use laser therapy to treat many acute and chronic conditions, as well as for post-surgical healing.
Benefits of Pet Laser Therapy
Laser Therapy is proven to stimulate tissue repair and growth. The Laser accelerates wound healing and decreases inflammation, pain, and scar tissue formation. In the management of chronic pain Class IV Laser Therapy can provide dramatic results and is virtually free of side effects.
Laser Therapeutic Effects
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.
K-Laser Advanced Technology
K-Laser is leading the way in pain management, tissue repair, safe treatments, and fast treatment times. The Class IV K-Laser used at Bigger Road is superior to other laser therapy equipment because it features:
- Triple-wavelength beam that penetrates deep into the tissue
- Continuous & modulating frequencies to promote pain control and healing
- SuperPulse mode for deeper therapeutic penetration
- High power delivering larger doses, resulting in shorter treatment times
Effects of K-Laser Pet Laser Therapy
- Decreased pain levels
- Reduced inflammation
- Increased tissue proliferation & regeneration
- Accelerated soft tissue and bone repair
- Increased tissue tensile strength
- Enhanced nerve regeneration & function
- Increased cell metabolism
- Increased enzymatic responses
- Increased cell membrane potentials
- Increased microcirculation & vasodilation
- Increased lymphatic flow
- Increased collagen production
- Enhanced angiogenesis (creation of new blood vessels)
Does Pet Laser Therapy hurt my pet? What does a treatment feel like?
There is little or no sensation during pet laser therapy. Occasionally the pet feels mild, soothing warmth or tingling. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction.
Are there any side effects or associated risks?
During more than twenty years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response is more active after treatment.
How long does each treatment take?
The typical treatment is 3 to 9 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
How often should my pet be treated?
Acute conditions may be treated daily or several times weekly, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week, tapering to once a week or once every other week, with improvement.
How many treatments does it take?
This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions 1 to 6 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic nature may require 10 to 15 (or more) treatments. Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.
How long before the results are felt?
You may notice an improvement in your pet’s condition (usually pain reduction) after the very first treatment. Sometimes you will not notice improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that nothing is happening. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often noticeable after 3 or 4 sessions.
Can it be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment?
Yes! Laser Therapy is often used with other forms of therapy, and even following surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with laser to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.
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