LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. So laser therapy is amplified light used to heal tissue. Cold has been a term used to indicated that it is not a surgical laser, which can produce much more heat than an therapeutic laser. A term that has been used is Photobiomodulation Therapy.
Laser therapy can be used in conjunction with VSMT and acupuncture or can be used on it's own depending on the condition being treated. There are some conditions where laser therapy is not recommended such as cancer or with patients who are on certain medications. It is important to discuss all diagnosed conditions before starting laser therapy.
How many treatments will my animal need?
Treatment protocols vary depending on the condition being treated. Once your animal is evaluated a treatment plan can be suggested but generally there need to be multiple treatments to get the best benefit of laser therapy.
If you think that laser therapy may benefit your animal or if you have any questions about laser therapy please don't hesitate to Contact Us