At Balance Veterinary Care we are currently using a SpectraVet Class 3B for laser treatment of cats and dogs. We can reach up to four centimetres deep with this laser to treat superficial and deep tissue problems in cats, and small and large dogs. Laser treatment now has an increasing amount of research to support its effectiveness in musculoskeletal conditions.
Laser treatment can alter the level of pain messengers by having an effect of the mitochodria of the cells.
Laser has been shown to
- Reduce pain
- Reduce inflammation
- Increase micro circulation to help in wound healing
Daily treatment is also now affordable with our Class 1 Laser hire program program. Drop us a line to arrange Laser hire.
Laser Therapy should be considered for the following conditions. (click on the condition for more information).
Dog Cruciate Ligament Tear Degenerative Myelopathy
Medial Shoulder Instability
Osteoarthritis Pain Cervical Vertabral Instability
Brachial Plexus Injury Shoulder OCD Tendinopathy
Iliopsoas Strain Sesamoiditis
Some of the studies which look at the benefits of laser therapy are outlined below:
Low‐level laser therapy reduces time to ambulation in dogs after hemilaminectomy: a preliminary study W.E. Draper et al
The effect of low-level laser in knee osteoarthritis: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Hegedus B et al
Preoperative low level laser therapy in dogs undergoing tibial plateau levelling osteotomy: A blinded, prospective, randomized clinical trial Cleo P. Rogatko
Retrospective Analysis of Two Different Doses of Photobiomodulation Combined with Rehabilitation Therapy as a Therapeutic Protocol for Canine Degenerative Myelopathy Lisa A. Miller et al
Effects of low power laser irradiation on bone healing in animals: a meta-analysis Siamak Bashardoust Tajali et al