Class IV Laser therapy now available at Chestnut Vets

Why might my pet need Laser Therapy?

Laser Therapy has been proven to be highly effective in reducing pain and swelling, as well as improving healing time and increasing circulation.

Your pet may have been recommended for Laser Therapy to help manage:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Oedema and Congestion
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Muscle Sprains
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Wound Management
  • Burns
  • Post Surgical Pain and Healing
  • Post Orthopaedic Surgical Recovery
  • Dermatological Conditions/ Hotspots
  • Dental Conditions
  • Post Trauma

What is laser therapy?

Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment using specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include reducing muscle spasm, swelling, inflammation, stiffness and pain with improved  healing times.

How does it work?

During each painless treatment, laser energy increases circulation,drawing water, oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasm, stiffness and pain.
The infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level and metabolic activity increases within the cell, improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.