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What Is Cold Laser Therapy

Cold laser therapy is a type of therapy that has been used in human medicine for years, only recently has there been a movement to utilize the same health benefits that lasers offer to our pets within a veterinary medical setting. Cold laser therapy can assist with decreasing inflammation, increasing healing speed, and helping with pain.

How Does It Work

The word “laser” is a acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation”, which means that a laser is just a beam of concentrated photon radiation in the form of a light.

Laser therapy utilizes a low-level laser or a “cold laser”, this type of laser is able to be absorbed by your pets tissues creating a cellular reaction. This low-level laser is not harmful, and does not damage cells like a high powered surgical laser. Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment that can be used longer term or for one time treatment. The laser uses a single wavelength that is moved across the surface of your pets fur/ skin in the area that could most benefit from the therapy. This can promote healing and relieve pain through a process called photobiomodulation. This is a photochemical process where the laser light interacts with the cells to create a biochemical reaction. This reaction increase circulation stimulating the immune system, reducing inflammation, increasing muscle tissue development, and increasing collagen production. All of this combined can help pets with the following as well as many other treatable conditions;

  • Acute or Chronic injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post-surgical tissue repair
  • Swelling related to an injury

Contact Us

Bloomingdale Animal Hospital

Location

290 Glen Ellyn Road Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Clinic Hours

Monday / Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday: Closed