Laser Therapy & Stance Analyser

Laser Therapy

LASER – Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. LASER is delivered by a mobile unit that takes into consideration the weight, condition, skin colour and the condition it is treating, as well as different size probes being available for different sizes of dogs and the contact required.

There is a separate room for laser therapy as protective equipment much be worn due to the laser wavelengths. Laser therapy treats a wide variety of conditions such as pre-surgical, post-surgical, acute, and chronic disease states. Laser therapy can effectively reduce pain and inflammation associating with acute and chronic conditions such as: sprains and strains, osteoarthritis, wounds, fractures etc. Treatments are non-invasive, drug and surgery-free and can be administered between 1-10 minutes. Owners enjoy being involved with their pet’s treatment as they see their loved one quickly relax as their pain is soothed away. 

The laser can be adjusted for each dog, for example the laser had 5 different heads, so when treating deep tissue structures then a contact massage ball will be used to encourage deeper penetration by displacing excess fluids. Different sized heads can also be an advantage for administering treatments that require precision.

Why Laser Therapy?

  • Surgical wound healing
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Reliefs your pet from pain
  • Quick and Pain free
  • Faster healing
  • Reduces the need for medication/ pain relief

What will the Laser target?

  • The site of injury to promote healing, repair and reduce inflammation.
  • Lymph nodes to reduce swelling and inflammation.
  • Nerves to induce pain relief.
  • Trigger certain points to reduce tenderness and relax tight muscles.

Conditions the laser will cover?

  • Pain relief
  • Inflammation
  • Nerve damage
  • Wound healing
  • Tendon/ligament damage
  • Fracture healing
  • Muscle damage
  • Lick granuloma
  • Degenerative joint disease

Here’s some technical information that will explain the principal of how laser works.

Stance analyser

The stance analyser is a quick and effective way to evaluate the way a dog is standing and shifting weight, to identify if there is a lameness issue and where to look for it. This is an excellent way to keep ahead of lameness, as it will be detected before the dog starts to show it.

The stance analyser allows us to collect data such as the dogs weight, stability information, and individual limb weight bearing data, then this data is stored so we can see if any improvement is made after treatment. The data we get from the dog will then determine what will be the next step for the dog regarding treatment.

Benefits

  • Quick and easy
  • Validates treatment to owners
  • Monitors improvement
  • Accurate
  • Assess treatment protocol for effectiveness

Conditions

The stance analyser supports the care of patients with a variety of complex issues including:

  • Post – operative orthopaedic / neurologic surgery
  • Muscle strains / sprains
  • Tendon / ligament injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Neuropathies
  • Degenerative diseases