K Laser

Laser therapy or 'photobiomodulation' is the use of specific wavelengths of light (read or near infrared light) to create therapeutic effects.

These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased blood circulation and decreased swelling.

During treatment, laser energy increases circulation, drawing oxygen, water and nutrients  to the damaged area. This creates an optimal environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. The infrared laser light also interacts with tissue at a cellular level. Metabolic activity increases within the cell, improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane; this initiates the increased production of cellular energy that leads to a cascade of beneficial effects, increasing cellular function and health.

Laser therapy can help with many conditions such as osteoarthritis, joint pain, tendinopathies, oedema and congestion, ligament sprains, muscle strains, wounds, post surgical pain, neck and back pain, hip dysplasia, burns, post orthopaedic surgery and some skin conditions.

There is no need for sedation or restraint with this treatment. There is no need for the fur on your pet to be clipped away either. The therapy is carried out in one of our consultation rooms with your pet either standing or lying down. Treatment times vary between two and eight minutes. Although improvement is often seen after the first visit, most patients require several treatments for the greatest benefits.

K laser treatment does not hurt. Occasionally our patients may feel mild, soothing warmth or a tingling sensation. Afterwards areas of pain or inflammation may be more sensitive for a brief period before pain reduction is noted. However Improvement  in your pets condition can be noticed after the first treatment or not for a number of treatments. This does not mean that nothing is happening; each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after three or four sessions.

It is really important that you see your veterinary surgeon two weeks after the end of the course of treatment so that he or she can gauge progress, measure the range of movement and then 30, assess pain and healing and plan a booster program if required. An exercise plan would also be discussed to ensure your pet does not aggravate the condition and continues to feel the benefits of the therapy.

 
 
 

 
 

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Monday................................8.30am - 7pm

Tuesday...............................8.30am - 7pm

Wednesday......................8.30am - 7pm

Thursday............................8.30am - 7pm

Friday....................................8.30am - 7pm

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Southampton

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