Laser Therapy

What is laser therapy?

Laser is an acronym for ‘light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation’. In more simple terms, this means a device that produces light of a specific wave length. These properties can be useful when treating conditions such as osteoarthritis, ligament injuries, soft tissue injuries, and more generalised pain management.

One of the known benefits of laser is to stimulate cells to multiply quicker thereby speeding up the healing process and repairing tissue damage. Laser acts by penetrating the area of treatment where the light is converted into useful energy.

Laser also aids in reducing inflammation and increasing collagen formation, which can both be effective in improving healing of tendons and ligaments. Furthermore, laser therapy can stimulate blood flow to the desired area to allow for faster healing and restorative function.

How do we use laser therapy?

At Physio-Vet we want your pets to be as comfortable as possible. To ensure their happiness, we take certain measures to allow for the most stress free environment possible. A lot of pets actually enjoy the time they spend here having therapy!

We use a therapeutic laser which allows our vets and nurses to be as natural as possible around your pet (no scary goggles!) and the beam can be used against the skin. This offers a relaxing massage effect and feels more like a petting experience rather than a veterinary procedure.

Be Referred

We would love to be able to get your pet back on their feet. We don’t require a referral from your vet for your pet to receive treatment with us. We will contact your first opinion vet for a history and any X-rays etc. You just need to turn up with your ‘fur baby’ – and both relax! We have made Physio-Vet, as unlike a normal vets as possible. We don’t have examination tables, we have comfortable mats, so that we are down at your ‘fur baby’s’ level, to reassure them whilst they are examined and initial appointments aren’t rushed either, as we allow a full hour for it. So, please rest assured your ‘fur baby’ is in good, caring hands!
 
To make an appointment, please call 01270 586008 or email us on info@physio-vet.co.uk

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