Cold Laser Therapy
Urbana, MD Area Pets
One of the unique features about Village Vet of Urbana is our laser therapy treatment option. This emerging area of practice is based on discoveries that certain types of laser light, such as the “red to near infrared” range, when applied to animals or humans, can penetrate through tissue and help promote blood flow and stimulate healing and tissue re-growth. Using this method of therapy on wounds or surgical incisions can speed healing and reduce infection. Laser treatments also have been shown to relieve the pain associated with arthritis, which has the additional benefit of helping older animals avoid oral medicines that can have significant side effects. It also can help animals regain strength and mobility and recover faster from orthopedic surgery.
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Village Vet of Urbana, also serving Ijamsville, Buckeystown, and Green Valley, is one of the few veterinary clinics already experienced in this kind of treatment.
Understanding Cold Laser Therapy
Originally invented half-a-century ago, lasers were considered for use in medicine from an early date, especially for surgery. Yet, even in the 1960s, the first indications began to appear that laser light might sometimes have therapeutic benefits. In recent decades, that promise has been widely explored and laser therapeutics are now increasingly available for treating both humans and animals. The key to a therapeutic laser treatment is a combination of the proper wavelength of light along with power and duration of exposure. Practitioners and researchers are continuing to discover and refine approaches to treatment using this remarkable tool.