LLLT for Injured Canines
The VetLaser 3000 is used for canine injuries. Both the Single and Cluster heads can be used for this application, with Infrared wavelengths used – 785nm, 808nm, 830nm and 904nm .
The versatile nature of the VetLaser 3000 allows for more than one head to be used interchangeably off the same handle. A single head is used to treat small muslcle groups eg toes as well as Acupuncture and Trigger points. The Cluster head is used to treat larger muscle groups where a wider treatment area can be covered by the head.
Laser stands for Light Amplification by the Stimulation of Emitted Radiation. Cold Lasers, often referred to as Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) or Soft Lasers are therapeutic with the aim of healing physical injuries.
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Photons of Light
Cold Laser Therapy supplies energy to the body in the form of non-thermal photons of light. These do not produce heat. The laser light goes through the skin and layers of fat, with penetration depths up to 5cm (with Infra-red laser therapy units).
When cold laser light penetrate deeply into the tissue, immune responses of the blood is optimized, resulting in both anti-inflammatory effects.
The results is an increase in cellular metabolism, in turn assist the healing process. Being a Class 3B laser, the VetLaser 3000 does not produce heat. The aim of laser therapy is to heal injured cells.
Is it Cold Laser Therapy safe?
Cold laser therapy is an extremely safe therapy modality, being approved by the FDA. The technology has been in use for over 30 years with no reports of injury or negative side-effects.
Laserex has an Accession Number from the FDA allowing for the unit to be sold into the US.
Research conducted has shown that low level laser therapy restores energy, balance, energy and oxygen to sick cells without damaging or affecting healthy ones. This results in rapid healing and the regeneration of cells.
In contrast to other form of treatment, cold laser therapy can be started at any time during the healing process. One must note, however, that the earlier it becomes part of the treatment process, the better and more rapidly the benefits will become.
Cold laser therapy has an anti-inflammatory effect on the body. This is ideal to treat injured dogs, greyhound in particular who place enormous strain on their muscles during running around the track.
Research studies have proven that cold laser therapy provides oxygen and energy to damaged cells without affecting or harming healthy cells. Thereby, balance is restored resulting in rapid healing and the regeneration of cells.
It is best to involve laser therapy as early as possible when a dog is injured to begin the healing process.
Cold Laser Therapy Applications include:
- Nerve regeneration
- Acupuncture points
- Rapidly increases healing
- Reduces swelling
- Myofascial pain
Conditions treatable include:
- Back pain
- Problem Joints
- Soft Tissue injuries
- Sprains and strains
Research indicates that cold laser therapy supporting the natural healing process of the body in many ways:
• Increases blood flow
• Speeds bone repair
• Produces endorphins, thus reducing pain
• Reduces swelling
• Releases tightness in muscle