Laser therapy is one of the most effective canine rehabilitation modalities for treating pain and promoting healing in dogs who’re suffering from a wide array of ailments, an injury or who are recovering from surgery.Laser therapy, sometimes also referred to as “Cold Laser”, uses specific frequencies of light to penetrate deep into your dog’s tissues. The treated cells then use this light energy to stimulate, repair and regenerate themselves. Like acupuncture, the laser activates your dog’s natural healing abilities to increase circulation, at the same time reducing inflammation and fluid build up in the treated area.
At Two Hands Four Paws, our lasers are specifically designed for canines. Both the power and dosage are adjustable, and our therapists are highly skilled at determining which level of power is appropriate for your dog’s individual needs. Following are just some of the ailments which our therapists treat with Laser therapy:
- Joint pain or injury
- Ligament and tendon injuries (especially effective with ACL injuries)
- Skin abrasions
- Post surgery wounds
- Disc disease
By eliminating pain and reducing inflammation, Laser therapy allows your dog to regain mobility and strength at a much faster rate. This is especially beneficial for dogs that are recovering from surgery or injury, and older dogs who’ve become depressed due to lack of activity. Laser therapy also helps to release endorphins, your dog’s natural painkillers, reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, and elevate mood. In short, it’s almost magic.Please note, it is the intracellular regenerative property of lasers that precludes us from using this modality on patients with cancer.
Call us today at 310-475-8555 to find out more about Laser Therapy at Two Hands Four Paws.