What is Equine Laser Therapy?
A non-invasive, drug-free treatment that reduces inflammation by increasing vasodilation thus providing pain reduction and faster healing.
* This therapy may be prescribed by your Veterinarian or performed at your request using the lastest Class IV laser technology.
Who will administer the Laser Therapy?
Patricia, better known as Patti, has been working in the veterinary field for over 20 years. She obtained her AAS in Veterinary Technology in 1995 from Medaille College in Buffalo, NY. After graduation Patti passed the New York State Licensing Board examination and began her career in small animal practice. After several moves with her husband, Wade, they finally settled in Newnan, GA. Along with their two children, Patti and Wade own a small farm and, as a hobby, Patti rides and shows American Quarter Horses. It was within this hobby that Patti had a realization that she could help people to not only maintain their horses but also give them a better quality of life all the while applying her years of veterinary experience. Patti is a Licensed Veterinary Technician and is Certified by the American Institute of Medical Laser Applications (AIMLA).
10 Amazing Laser Therapy Effects
Laser therapy reduces inflammation with vasodilation, activation of the lymphatic drainage system, and reduction of pro-inflammatory mediators. As a result, inflammation, erythema, bruising, and edema are reduced.
Laser therapy of diseased and damaged tissue produces a suppression of nociceptors, an increase of stimulation threshold, and an increased release of tissue endorphins. The result is a decreased patient perception of pain.
- Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth
Photons of light from lasers penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. Laser light increases the energy available to the cells so that they can take on nutrients and get rid of waste products more quickly.
- Improved Vascular Activity
Laser light significantly increases the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue. This speeds the healing process, resulting in more rapid wound closure.
- Increased Metabolic Activity
The energy from photons of laser light is captured by chemical complexes within cells resulting in activation of enzyme systems and increased energy delivered into cellular metabolic processes.
- Treatment of Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points
Laser therapy stimulates muscle trigger and acupuncture points without mechanical invasion to provide musculoskeletal pain relief.
- Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation
Laser therapy reduces the formation of scar tissue.
- Improved Nerve Function
Slow recovery of nerve functions in damaged tissue results in numbness and impaired limbs. Laser therapy accelerates nerve cell regeneration.
Therapy laser photons have an effect on immune systems status through stimulation of immunoglobins and lymphocytes. Laser therapy energy is absorbed by chromophores (molecular enzymes) that react to laser light. The enzyme flavomono-nucleotide is activated and starts the production of ATP, which is the major carrier of cellular energy and the energy source for all chemical reactions in the cells.
- Faster Wound Healing
Laser light stimulates fibroblast development. Fibroblasts produce collagen, which is predominant in wound healing in damaged tissue. Collagen is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or to repair tissue injuries. As a result, laser therapy is effective on open wounds and burns.
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