Learn all about K Laser therapy, and how it can be used to treat a broad range of conditions in dogs.
“Our dog, Bella, has always been very athletic. By just about anyone’s standards, she is in phenomenal shape for an 11-year-old dog,” said Brandi Hand. “People are always marveling at her speed and the lengths she will go to in order to fetch a ball. Even so, my husband, Tom, and I began to notice changes in her. Years of diving off of rocks into water and then having to pull herself up steep riverbanks had finally taken its toll on her. She still enjoyed our daily walks, but we noticed she was limping, and instead of being out in front of us leading the way, she was a few steps behind us. She jumped up onto our bed with ease, but she hesitated and took a very long time to jump down again. We also noticed that going up stairs was no problem, but she was having a hard time walking down the stairs.”
“We took her in to see Dr. Earley. He did a thorough physical exam and took some x-rays as well. Bella showed signs of early arthritis. Her symptoms were so mild that Dr. Earley was hesitant to put her on medication, and instead he talked to us about the K-Laser. He explained that Bella was the perfect candidate for the laser treatment. He thought her results would be good because her symptoms weren’t yet severe; she wasn’t to the point where she couldn’t walk or stand up.”
“We decided to try the K-Laser treatment and we are so glad that we did! Bella isn’t limping anymore and she’s back to all her old tricks. In fact, she feels so good that we have to be careful that she doesn’t push herself too hard,” said Brandi.
“I can’t explain how wonderful it is to see her happy and fully active again. I think it was depressing and hard on her to have to slow down so much, and now that she can run and jump without pain, I see the sparkle in her eye again. She’s such a good, sweet, loyal dog, and she deserves to feel her best for as long as she can. I am so grateful to Dr. Earley for recommending this treatment. To see the spring in her step again, and to watch her play like a puppy… Well, words truly cannot express the gratitude and joy I feel.”
Top Ten Biological Effects of Laser Therapy
Clinical studies and trials of laser therapy technology indicate the following beneficial effects of laser therapy on tissues and cells:
- Anti-Inflammation. Laser therapy has an anti-edemic effect as it causes vasodilation, but also because it activates the lymphatic drainage system (drains swollen areas). As a result, there is a reduction in swelling caused by bruising or inflammation
- 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. Also, due to less inflammation, there is less edema and less pain. Another pain blocking mechanism involves the production of high levels of pain killing chemicals such as endorphins and enkephlins from the brain and adrenal gland.
- Accelerated Tissue Repair And Cell Growth Photons of light from lasers penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. The laser light increases the energy available to the cell so that the cell can take on nutrients faster and get rid of waste products. As a result of exposure to laser light, the cells of tendons, ligaments and muscles are repaired faster.
- 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. Additional benefits include acceleration of angiogenesis, which causes temporary vasodilatation, an increase in the diameter of blood vessels.
- Increased Metabolic Activity Laser therapy creates higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells.
- Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points Laser therapy stimulates muscle trigger points and acupuncture points on a non-invasive basis providing musculoskeletal pain relief.
- Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation Laser therapy reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, bums or surgery.
- Improved Nerve Function Slow recovery of nerve functions in damaged tissue can result in numbness and impaired limbs. Laser light will speed up the process of nerve cell reconnection and increase the amplitude of action potentials to optimize muscle action.
- Immunoregulation Laser light has a direct effect on immunity status by stimulation of immunoglobines and lymphocytes. Laser Therapy is absorbed by chromophones (molecule enzymes) that react to laser light. The enzyme flavomono-nucleotide is activated and starts the production of ATP (adenosine-tri-phosphate), which is the major carrier of cell energy and the energy source for all chemical reactions in the cells.
- 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.