For decades now laser therapy has been used to treat injuries and painful conditions in human beings by stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms at a cellular level.
Glendale Veterinary Hospital was one of the first veterinary clinics in Canada to introduce this therapy for animals to ease their pain.
Low-intensity laser therapy can be used to treat arthritis, muscle or tendon injuries, skin wounds, back pain, joint pain and other musculoskeletal illnesses. Laser therapy may also provide pain relief, resolve inflammation, increase the speed and quality of tissue repair, boost the immune system, help resolve infection, and improve the function of damaged nerve tissue by reducing the scar tissue surrounding it.
Laser therapy is exceedingly beneficial for treating animals due to the fact it is a drug-free treatment, there are no side effects and it can decrease the need for surgery and other medications.
Laser therapy is a non-invasive, pain free treatment that uses light that penetrates deeply into tissue, affecting the production of endorphins, thereby relieving pain, reducing inflammation, decreasing swelling and also decreasing healing time. Many of our clients who have used this therapy have seen dramatic improvements in their dogs and cats after undergoing laser treatment.