Proactive and Positive
What is laser therapy?
Laser Therapy, or “photobiomodulation”, has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapists, nurses and doctors as far back as the 1970’s. After FDA clearance in 2002, Laser Therapy is now being used extensively in the United States, and we are proud to offer this technology to our four-legged companions at WestPaws Veterinary Center.
How does it work?
During each painless treatment, laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. 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.
Does it hurt? How long does it take?
K-Laser treatment is painless and only takes about 10 minutes per session. Most pets require 3-8 treatments to experience the greatest benefit, however some show improvement after the very first visit!