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Using laser therapy for dogs and cats is an exciting frontier in medicine and Cornerstone Animal Hospital is proud to be able to offer it to clients. It is a versatile treatment option, used for multiple scenarios to help speed healing – surgeries heal faster, chronic pain from arthritis can be alleviated, and more.

What is laser therapy?

“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. Laser Therapy has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapists, nurses and doctors as far back as the 1970s. Now, after FDA clearance in 2002, laser therapy is being used extensively in the United States.”

-taken from K Laser brochure

How does it work?

“During each painless treatment, laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen and nutrients to the damaged areas. 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.

The infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level, and metabolic activity increase 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.”

-taken from K Laser brochure

Please refer to the website listed below with more questions and to learn more about the technology:

Laser therapy is an extremely effective method of helping our furry friends become more comfortable when they are injured or recovering. Please contact us to discuss it and see if this is right for you and your pet!

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