North Penn Animal Hospital uses the state of the art Companion Therapy Laser system® for drug-free, surgery-free, pain-free, relief for your companion. This FDA cleared deep-penetrating light allows relief of pain through the release of endorphins and stimulates injured cells to heal at a faster rate. Simply put, it provides RELIEF!
Some of the Disorders that Respond to Laser Therapy
- Hip Dysplasia
- Post Surgical Pain Relief & Increased Healing
- Otitis (ear infections)
- Wound Healing
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Lick Granulomas
Laser Therapy Explained
Top Ten Biological Effects of Laser Therapy
1. Anti-Inflammation. Laser has an anti-edema effect reducing swelling caused by bruising or inflammation.
2. Anti-Pain (Analgesic). Laser Therapy has a high beneficial effect on nerve cells which block pain transmitted by these cells to the brain and which decreases nerve sensitivity.
3. Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth. Photons of light from lasers penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. As a result of exposure to laser light, the cells of tendons, ligaments and muscles are repaired faster.
4. Improved Vascular Activity. Laser light will significantly increase the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue that speeds up the healing process, closes wounds quickly and reduces scar tissue.
5. Increased Metabolic Activity. Laser Therapy creates higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells.
6. Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points. Laser Therapy stimulates muscle trigger points and acupuncture points on a non-invasive basis providing musculoskeletal pain relief.
7. Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation. Laser Therapy reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns or surgery.
8. Improved Nerve Function. Laser light will speed up the process of nerve cell reconnection.
9. Immunoregulation. Laser light has a direct effect on immunity status by stimulation of immunoglobines and lymphocytes.
10. Faster Wound Healing. Laser light stimulates fibroblast development (fibroblasts are the building blocks of collagen, which is predominant in wound healing) in damaged tissue. Collagen is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or to repair tissue injuries. As a result, Laser Therapy is effective on open wounds and burns.
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