What Can Laser Treat?

Laser Therapy is beneficial for almost any condition where inflammation or pain are present. In addition to treating pain and  inflammation, many veterinary professionals also use it to prevent injury and to maintain peak performance in equine athletes.

Common Conditions that Benefit from Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy has been scientifically proven to be successful in treating post-surgical pain and many acute and chronic conditions. Among these are:

>>  Tendon and suspensory injuries such as tears, tendonitis and desmitis
>>  Synovitis and tenosynovitis
>>  Degenerative joint disease
>>  Osteoarthritis
>>  Back disorders
>>  Wound Healing

Class IV Laser Therapy is also used to activate acupuncture points and to treat a wide range of skin problems.

How Treatments are Given

The laser light is delivered to the affected area through a noninvasive handpiece. Many horses feel immediate relief, and are often soothed by the treatment.   Treatments are painless. Human athletes receiving similar treatments report feeling a soothing warmth during treatment. Treatment times vary from a few to many minutes depending upon the condition, the number of musculoskeletal structures involved, or the size of the area that must be treated.

What does Class IV mean?

Class IV lasers are more powerful than laser pointers or laser printers, or the laser scanners at checkout counters. This additional power is critical for healing equine athletes, as it is important to get an adequate dose of laser energy deep into the affected tissue to start the healing process.

What does it cost?

Protocols are unique to each patient and condition. Therefore, treatments will vary in time, complexity and cost. When appropriate, laser therapy can be used as a complementary adjunct to current treatment plans.

“Here at Millar Brooke, we use the Pegasus Laser as an important tool in the care of our horses.”

- Ian Millar
  World Champion         

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