The benefits of Laser therapy are relatively new to the Veterinary Industry, but it has been quickly recognised and adopted by Vets and used to treat a range of conditions.
Laser therapy uses light to favour and accelerate the body’s natural healing processes. The laser beam is passed over the skin, so that light energy (Photons) can penetrate deep into the tissues beneath. The energy then produces different biological effects as it reacts with different tissues. It also acts on nerves and directly reduces the transmission of pain signals to the central nervous system. The result is an increased rate of healing and decreased pain.
This treatment is suitable for use in Dogs, Cats and Horses, and also can be used in rabbits and other small pets. At Priory Vets we use MLS Laser Therapy technology, which is the most advanced laser therapy system on the market. It has much greater effect, reducing the response times and treatment times.
Benefits of MLS Laser therapy
- Anti-inflammatory effect
- Pain relief
- Accelerated tissue repair and cell growth
- Improved vascular activity
- Increases metabolic activity
- Stimulation of trigger points and acupuncture points
- Reduced fibrous tissue formation
- Improved nerve function
- Faster wound healing
One of the great things about Laser therapy is that it is safe and has no side effects. It can be used alongside other treatments in the management of a condition.
MLS laser therapy effectively treats pain associated with conditions such as Arthritis, tendonitis, wounds, post-surgical swelling, lameness, hip dysplasia (Dogs), disc disease, sinusitis and many more.
For most conditions we start treatments 2-3 times a week, and reduce as progress is seen. Long term conditions can be managed by a treatment every 2-4 weeks.
Our Laser therapy at Priory Vets is carried out by Luna Zamora MRCVS. Follow treatments may be carried out by the nurse, depending on the condition.
For more information, please speak to your vet or contact Luna on 01737242190
If you are not a registered client or if you are a Veterinary Surgeon from another practice, we would be happy to discuss a referral for Laser therapy with you.