At Pawsitive Strides Veterinary Rehabilitation and Therapy, we enjoy treating your pets like the family they are. That means offering several therapy services to ensure your pets live healthier, happier lives. One way we help your pets live pain-free is by infusing technology into our rehabilitation services. Laser therapy is one of the fastest growing therapy modalities in veterinary medicine, but why? Laser therapy is safe, effective, painless and has no side effects! This is also a therapy option with a widevariety of applications for pets. It can be used alone or in conjunction with other therapy modalities to promote healing and lessen or stop chronic pain.
How does Laser Therapy Work?
Photons of light from the laser thoroughly penetrate into tissue to quicken cellular growth and reproduction. The light from the laser increases the energy available to the cell so that the cell is able to cast off waste products and can take on nutrients faster. As a result of exposure to laser light, damaged cells are repaired more quickly. Laser therapy triggers numerous cell functions that enhance:
● Tissue regeneration
● Wound healing
● Reduced inflammation
● Pain relief
What Conditions can be Treated with Laser Therapy?
We can use laser therapy to treat a variety of conditions, including:
● Chronic pain
● Post-surgical wounds
● Joint pain and swelling
● Neurological conditions
● Strains and sprains
The Benefits of Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is safe for treating numerous conditions. This therapy is non-invasive, and does not require anesthesia. We can utilize laser therapy to help pet patients that may be intolerant to medications and/or surgery.
A typical laser therapy session takes only about 10-20 minutes. Frequently laser therapy is repeated, for example weekly sessions for 4 weeks, because this therapy has a cumulative effect; the more laser therapy your pet receives, the greater the therapeutic benefit!
Learn More About Our Laser Therapy Services in Des Moines, IA
If your pet has you scratching your head, wondering how you can help them live life to the fullest, schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Peterson to evaluate if laser therapy is right for you. We can also combine laser therapy and other rehabilitation services including acupuncture, chiropractic and ultrasound therapy to ensure your pet lives a happy, healthy life.
Call our team today at (515) 575-9655 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.