At Heineke Veterinary Hospital, we use laser therapy on nearly all routine surgical procedures with client approval.
What is Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is a non-invasive, non-medicinal form of therapy for many common and painful conditions.
By using this with client approval, it helps cut down on recovery time for the patient, but most important to us, it cuts down on the pain for the patient. Also, laser therapy is used for various musculoskeletal conditions that our pets develop during a lifetime. These conditions can come from age for our geriatric friends, or they from an injury for our lovable friends that just love to jump off of high places. Whatever the need may be, therapy laser can offer a safer alternative to the medicinal approach that can have side effects later in life.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
It works by using photobiomodulation, various wavelengths of light, to penetrate tissues and excite cells at the molecular level to begin a cascade of events to help reduce inflammation, reduce pain,
cut down on swelling etc.
HOW IS IT USED?
For the post-surgical procedures, we generally perform one laser treatment within 5 – 10 minutes prior to the procedure. For some surgical procedures, the laser treatment is performed the next
day. For musculoskeletal conditions, we want to set up a treatment plan. This treatment plan is coordinated by the veterinarian. The general treatment plan is 6-8 procedures spread over the course of 2-3 weeks and then an evaluation. For these cases, it takes time to see improvement but
we have seen wonderful results!
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Most procedures only last between 2-10 minutes! These are quick and easy appointments for our companions!