Laser therapy has progressed rapidly over recent years. Here at Harvest Veterinary Clinic we have the latest generation – a 4 series K-laser which works on the infra red and near red spectrum to speed up healing.

The result of Laser therapy is to reduce muscle spasm, provide pain relief, improve joint flexibility and improved circulation

It does this in a combination of ways:

1. in the skin it inhibits bacteria and promotes cell growth this greatly improves wound healing and decreases scar tissue formation.

2. increases oxygen release from red blood cells. This increases its availability to the tissues and speeds up repair.

3. increases energy production (ATP) by the cell. This again increases the speed of tissue repair.

4. increase in tissue temperature at depth again increase the speed of enzyme metabolism, blood flow and hence, nutrient supply to the tissues. This dramatically speeds up the repair of the tissues targeted.