Low Level Laser Therapy is a form of phototherapy or light therapy. This involves the application of low power light (red and near infrared light) to injuries or wounds to improve soft tissue healing and relieve both acute and chronic pain. It is also known as cold laser, soft laser or low intensity laser. Low level laser therapy aims to biostimulate. Because of the low power nature of low level laser therapy the effects are biochemical and not thermal and cannot cause heating and thereby damage to living tissue. The therapy is precise and accurate; and offers safe and effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions.
Three effects are widely accepted in the literature.
Low-level lasers supply energy to the body in the form of non-thermal photons of light. Light is transmitted through the skin's layers (the dermis, epidermis and the subcutaneous tissue or tissue fat under the skin) at all wavelengths in the visible range. However, light waves in the near infrared ranges like the Vetrolaser, penetrate the deepest of all light waves in the visible spectrum. When low level laser light waves penetrate deeply into the skin, they optimize the immune responses of our blood. This has both anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects. It is a scientific fact that light transmitted to the blood in this way has positive effective throughout the whole body, supplying vital oxygen and energy to every cell.
Treatment is simple and painless. It is similar to holding a flashlight close to the skin and shining the light on it. There is no sensation of pain, nor is there an increase in temperature from the laser. Treatment times vary based upon the size of the area to be treated, and the output power of the laser. Most treatments take 5-10 minutes, although the treatment of acupuncture points takes only 1-2 minutes per point.
Our usual session with multiple, common areas of concern is about 30 minutes
First you need to check with your vet and let them know you found someone locally that has and uses the Vetrolasers. Depending on your horse's condition, these lasers can usually drastically help out, speed recovery time and loosen up muscle groups. There is never a 100% guarantee with lasers, massage or chiropractics and it will depend on each horse as with any type of other issues, feed, training, etc. BUT, these lasers are a great asset and widely used in the equine world. This therapy is used in conjunction with your vet's recommendations and your horse's treatment plan. These lasers are used in part to help your horse feel good.
And don't you act better, move better and perform better..... when you feel better???
We are not Vets and don't provide veterinarian advice. We use these products with great success and have for a long time and decided to invest in these cold lasers so we could share these amazing services with others AND on our own animals.
If you are local to us, call us and we can work out a time to come to you.