K-Laser Therapy

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We at Great & Small Veterinary Services are excited to introduce the addition of a “K-Laser”.

The portable machine offers therapeutic laser treatments for advanced pain relief and enhanced tissue/wound healing.

K-Laser Class IV therapeutic lasers deliver specific red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light at four different wavelengths to induce a photochemical reaction (photobiomodulation (PBM) and therapeutic effect.

Physiological effects include to pain reduction, increase in the speed of healing, reduction of inflammation and increased blood supply to targeted areas. It has a wide array of clinical uses and benefits depending on what your pet needs. K-laser can be used in all species, is pain free and can be performed in the time of a consultation.

Laser therapy has been used in Europe since the 1970s for human medicine and now becoming an intricate part of veterinary medicine with 1 in 4 practices in America practicing laser therapy. PBM has now been introduced to Australia.

Laser Therapeutic Effects

During each painless treatment, laser energy increases circulation, drawing blood, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.

During K-Laser Therapy, infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level increasing metabolic activity within the cell.  By improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane, the increased production of cellular energy (ATP) is stimulated. The cascade of beneficial effects that follows includes increased cellular function and tissue repair.

Numerous studies  show Laser therapy can assist with :

* Osteoarthritis
* Joint pain
* Ligament sprains
* Puncture wounds
* Post surgical pain & post -orthopaedic surgical recovery
* Hip Dysplasia
* Chronic wounds
*  Burns and more

This results in less medication for your pet and quicker healing times.

We are very excited to be able to offer the very latest laser therapy technology to our patients with the K-Laser.

For more information on the Laser therapy and to find out if it can benefit your pet, please do not hesitate to call Dr. Kerry Bail on 0412187 156

Frequently Asked Questions

How often can a treatment be performed?

Acute conditions: daily
Chronic conditions: 2-3 times per week
Long term Conditions: 1-2 times per month

How many treatments are necessary?

This is related to the nature of the condition:
Acute – 1-4 treatments may be enough
Chronic problems: 5-12 (or more)
Long term: monthly eg. for arthritis.

When do you see results:

Most of the time, improvement (pain reduction) is felt after the very first treatment. Sometimes for chronic conditions several treatments are necessary. Treatments are cumulative and results are often felt after 3-4 sessions.

Is it compatible with other treatments?

Laser therapy is often applied at the same time as other forms of treatment. It can also be used in post surgery rehabilitation, physiotherapy and acupuncture, dental care and wound management.

What does treatment feel like?

There is virtually no sensation during treatment except a mild warmth. Painful or inflamed areas can be briefly sensitive before pain reduction occurs.

Are there any side effects or risks?

After over 20 years of use by practitioners around the world very few side effects have ever been reported. On rare occasions some old injuries may feel aggravated for a few hours as the healing process is more active following treatment.

How long does a treatment take?

The duration of a treatment is related to the area being treated and the condition. Usually it will take between 3 and 10 minutes.

Has effectiveness of K Laser therapy been scientifically demonstrated?

Yes. Thousands of studies with many hundreds of rigorously controlled scientific studies. Studies show that K laser therapy can reduce pain in:
* neck, shoulder, back, hip and knee area
* osteoarthritis, joint pain and degenerative joint disease
* tendon and ligament injuries
* muscle strains and injuries
* post surgery care
* post dental extraction
* nerve injury and nerve pain
* intervertebral disc disease.