What is Laser Therapy?
Our MLS Laser Therapy machine involves directing infra-red radiation into inflamed or damaged tissues to accelerate the body’s natural process.
The laser is placed by our qualified laser therapist directly onto the skin which enables light photons to penetrate the tissue and interact with molecules within the cells to cause several biochemical effects (photobiomodulation).
Laser Therapy has the following effects –
- Increases the temperature of the tissue which has a soothing effect and increases vascular supply.
- Provides energy for the cells within the tissue allowing them to repair.
- Reduces the transmission of pain signals from the tissue to the central nervous system.
There also many more effects of Laser Therapy:
- Analgesic Effect
- Anti-inflammatory effect
- Reduction of swelling
- Accelerated tissue repair
- Soothing muscle tension
- Faster wound healing
- Reduction of scar tissue
- Improved nerve function
- Improved Vascular Activity
What does it involve?
Every treatment is tailor made by our qualified laser therapist. Each session will last anywhere from 1 minute to either 30 minutes depending on the condition that is being treated. Treatment for arthritis tends to take the most longest as we treat the painful joints as well as any associated muscle spasm/pain.
The number of sessions required also depend on the condition that is being treated. Some conditions will only require a few sessions.
For ongoing conditions such as arthritis, we would normally recommend an initial course of 6 treatments over the first 3 weeks, followed by long term treatment every 1-4 weeks depending on the duration of benefit.
What is the cost of Laser Therapy?
A single Laser therapy session is €27. We also offer a package deal whereby you can buy 5 laser therapy sessions for the price of 4 at €108.
Will I need to be referred by a vet?
Yes, You will need to be referred too by your vet as our laser therapist will need the referral form sign by your vet and also your pets clinical history to ensure your pet is a suitable candidate for laser therapy. Our referral form is available at the link below.
What else do you need to know?
The treatment is pain free, non-invasive and very safe. It is tolerated very well, in fact, most patients fall asleep!
It is compatible with any other treatment your pet may need, including oral medication, hydrotherapy, acupuncture and physiotherapy.
Your pets hair does not need to be clipped, they do not need to be sedated and you can remain with them at all times.
It is also even covered by insurance (Although we always commend that you check with your provider first).