K-Laser Therapy

Using K-Laser to improve patient comfort and recovery

What is Laser Therapy?

K-Laser devices deliver specific wavelengths and frequencies of laser light to produce a therapeutic effect upon the body.  Effects can include increased circulation, decreased swelling, reduction of pain and enhanced tissue repair.

Positive effects on the body system

 

  • Improves and promotes healing
  • Relieves pain and reduces spasm
  • Increases joint flexibility
  • Reduces symptoms of osteoarthritis
  • Improves peripheral microcirculation

Treats

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Chronic pain/lameness
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • IVD Disease
  • Elbow and cruciate disease
  • Fractures and post surgical rehab
  • Tendonitis/sprain/strains
  • Oral disease
  • Wounds
  • Lick granulomas
  • Infected and chronic wounds

Biological effects

 

  1. Accelerated tissue repair and cell growth – laser light increases the energy available to the cell, so that the cell can take in nutrients faster and get rid of waste products.
  2. Faster wound healing – laser stimulates fibroblast development in damaged tissue.
  3. Anti inflammation – laser activates the lymphatic drainage system which causes a reduction in swelling, which may be caused by bruising and inflammation.
  4. Anti-pain(analgesic) – laser helps block pain transmitted by nerves to the brain which, in turn, decreases nerve sensitivity. It also releases endorphins which are the bodys high level natural pain killers.
  5. Improved blood flow – laser will increase blood flow around the body, cells and tissues that help speed up the healing process of wounds. Helps reduce scar tissue. MORE BLOOD FLOW EQUALS FASTER HEALING AND LESS PAIN.

Pet Owner FAQ's

  • Class IV is the rating of the laser device used to deliver the treatment. All K-LASER CUBE devices are class IV, this is the most powerful class of laser for therapeutic use. More power means higher doses of light energy can be delivered more quickly.

  • Most patients sense a mild, soothing warmth over the treated area. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly after treatment before improvement is experienced.

  • It depends upon the size of the area being treated and the specific condition but typically sessions are 8 minutes in length or less. If your pet has multiple conditions your session may need to be longer.

  • This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions 1-2 treatments may be sufficient. Often chronic conditions may require an initial set of 5 to 8 treatments with booster sessions as required to control pain.

  • Often improvement can be seen after the first visit, however Class IV Laser Therapy treatment is cumulative in nature so for most conditions patients will require several repeat treatments for greatest benefit.

  • With your veterinarian’s approval laser therapy can be used in combination with other forms of therapy, surgery, prescription drugs or dietary supplements.

  • Hundreds of published clinical papers have demonstrated the effectiveness of Laser Therapy. Laser Therapy is one of the fastest growing therapeutic treatments for both humans and animals for a wide range of conditions.

Here is a list of the most common questions asked by pet owners about class IV laser therapy.

 

Contact us to discuss how K-Laser can benefit your pet.