Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy

At Hamlin Animal Hospital, we offer laser therapy with the newest Class IV laser from K-Laser. This innovative technology does not just treat one specific condition but allows us to stimulate the body’s inherent healing mechanisms via a process called photobiomodulation.  
K-laser therapy has been successfully used to accelerate the healing process after surgery, alleviate joint pain, and treat infected or chronic wounds.

Conditions improved with laser therapy:

  • Joint Pain and Osteoarthritis
  • Edema and Congestion
  • Chronic pain / Lameness
  • Fractures / Sprains / Strains
  • Trauma, Puncture Wounds
  • Dermatitis
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Burns, Infected & Chronic Wounds
  • Rehabilitation
  • Recovery from surgery

How it works:
Through a combination of different wavelengths, power, and frequency of laser light laser therapy is able to achieve improved healing times, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Laser Therapy has been utilized in human and animal medicine for many decades, however recent technological advances in laser miniaturization have allowed laser therapy to be used for a wider range of patients.

What to Expect: 
Normally patient sedation/restraint is not required during treatment, indeed most pets find the experience pleasant. Treatment times vary in length depending upon the condition and the size of your animal, but the majority are less than 8 minutes. Often improvement can be seen after the first visit, however, Class IV Laser Therapy treatment is cumulative in nature so for most conditions patients will require several repeat treatments for the greatest benefit. The schedule of treatments will vary depending upon the condition but this is an example plan often used:

  • Three treatments in the first week
  • Two in the second week
  • One in the third week
  • Monthly booster sessions as needed

We will recommend a treatment plan specific to your pet’s condition.