Cold Laser Therapy

Posted by DeepwoodVet on September 10, 2014  /   Posted in blog

History/Overview:

Cold laser systems emit infrared light that penetrates deep into the skin/tissue layers and stimulates the tissues at a cellular level to promote healing and tissue repair. It also stimulates the release of the body’s natural, pain killing and anti-inflammatory chemicals/hormones to facilitate pain relief and decrease inflammation. This non-invasive therapy is painless and treatment sessions last only 10-15 minutes.

Cold laser therapy promotes:

  1. Increased circulation/immune stimulation
  2. Increased metabolic activity/tissue regeneration and nerve stimulation
  3. Muscle relaxation
  4. Accelerated cell reproduction and growth (wound healing)

 

Uses:

Canine

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  1. Osteoarthritis
  2. Joint pain
  3. Tendinopathies
  4. Edema and congestion
  5. Ligament sprains
  6. Muscle strains
  7. Puncture wounds
  8. Trauma
  9. Post-surgical pain as well as post-orthopedic surgical recovery
  10. Neck and back pain
  11. Hip dysplasia
  12. Burns
  13. Chronic, non-healing wounds (including fractures)
  14. Lick granulomas
  15. Lipomas
  16. Otitis
  17. Hot spots
  18. Pyoderma (skin infections)
  19. Acupuncture (for patients not amenable to dry needling)

Equine

Respond Systems

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  1. Osteoarthritis
  2. Joint pain
  3. Tendinopathies
  4. Fractures
  5. Navicular Disease
  6. Laminitis
  7. Muscle strains/soreness (sore backs)
  8. Non-healing wounds
  9. Acupuncture (for patients not amenable to dry needling)
  10. Neck and back pain

What to expect:

No sedation and minimal restraint is required. The experience is usually pleasant and non-stressful for patients. Improvement is often seen after the first visit; however, most patients require several treatments (3 to 8) for the greatest benefit. A sample treatment schedule might be every other day for one week (3 treatments), followed by once or twice weekly for two weeks, and then follow-up therapies as needed.

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    7300 Ordway Rd.
    Centreville, VA 20121
    (703) 631-9133
    email: deepwoodvet@gmail.com
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    Monday - Saturday by Appointment
    Sunday for urgent/emergency care

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