Kronenwetter Veterinary Care offers Laser Therapy to our canine and feline patients. Laser therapy has been in use in Europe since the 1980's and has been quickly gaining popularity in the United States since 2001. Since offering this modality to our patients in 2013, we have found it to be a very effective treatment option.
Q: What is Laser or Light Therapy?
A: Laser Therapy or "photobiomodulation", is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near infrared) to create therapeutic effects.
Four widely accepted therapeutic benefits of laser therapy are the following:
1) Biostimulation/Tissue Regeneration
2) Reduction of Inflammation
3) Pain reduction, either chronic or acute
4) Antibacterial and Antiviral
Q: What can laser therapy treat?
A: Therapeutic applications which have shown promising results based on studies including: Osteoarthritis, Joint Pain, Post-Surgical Pain, Neck and Back Pain, Tendinopathies, Edema and Congestion, Ligament and Muscle Sprains, Puncture Wounds, Post-Traumatic Injury, Hip Dysplasia, Burns, Chronic Wounds, Rehabilitation, Post-Orthopedic Surgical Recovery, Rhinitis, Dental Extractions, Corneal Ulcers, Otitis, Plus Many More.
Q: How long before the results are felt?
A: Your pet may feel improvement in their condition after the first treatment. Sometimes they will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that nothing is happening. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.