Laser therapy is used to treat a wide range of conditions. Patients with everything from joint pain and wounds to post-op care can benefit from laser therapy. A typical treatment lasts about 3 minutes per joint/site and it’s non-invasive and pain-free.
Laser therapy involves directing special wavelengths of red light, some of which we can see and some of which we cannot, at the area of interest. These special wavelengths effect tissue at the cellular level and stimulate cell growth and healing. Laser therapy is used for three main purposes:
- To promote wound healing, tissue repair, and prevention of tissue death
- To relieve inflammation and edema
- As an analgesic (pain-relief) and for neurological problems
All of our patients enjoy a series of complimentary laser-therapy treatments following their procedures, getting them back to happy, healthy, playful pets even sooner!
Platelet Rich Plasma
A facet of regenerative medicine, platelet-rich plasma is a way of essentially harnessing the body’s own healing power and directing it at a particular area of concern. It is typically delivered via injection into damaged joints, tendons or other tissue; sometimes these injections are done via ultrasound guidance.
The process involves collecting blood from the patient and processing it with a special centrifuge. The platelet-rich plasma is collected into a separate syringe and aliquoted into individual doses, so treatments can be given over time.
Platelet-rich plasma has been proven to speed healing, decrease pain and improve function in a variety of conditions, even in humans!