Many health practitioners use laser units that penetrate less than one inch.
However, this only superficially illuminates the skin and is thus only able to heal superficial lesions.
The Companion Laser has adjustable power and can penetrate up to 7 inches.
Benefits of the Companion Therapy Laser system include:
- Pain relief
- Reduced inflammation
- Accelerated tissue repair and cell growth
- Improved circulation by stimulation and formulation of new
- Increased cellular metabolic activity
- Reduced fibrous tissue formation
- Improved nerve function by eliciting regeneration
- Accelerated wound healing
- Stimulated immune system
- Stimulated acupuncture points that provide needle-less acupuncture within seconds
What types of injuries does laser therapy treat?
The majority of cases I use laser therapy for are acute disc injuries to the spine or ligaments, chronic arthritic pain, and unresponsive local infection (e.g. chronic ear and anal gland infections).
Results are impressive. Nearly 80 percent of patients show significant improvement after two to four treatments.
What can my pet and I expect during a therapeutic laser treatment?
In our experience, laser treatment therapy is relaxing.
Pets often have increased salivation and reduced pulse/respiration rates-indicators of relaxation.
The laser wand, which is slowly passed over the treatment area, never touches the pet's body.
Each procedure lasts 10 to 15 minutes. I perform the initial treatment with the pet owner present.
Follow-up treatments are administered by our veterinary nurses.
How many laser therapy treatments will my pet need?
Chronic problems are usually treated up to two times per week for two weeks. Thereafter, one to two more treatments once a week is typical.
Some pets may need one treatment per month after the initial treatments are completed.
What are the goals of therapeutic laser therapy?
- Provide relief from pain and inflamation
- Restore range of motion or function
- Reduce or eliminate medications
- Give pets a higher-quality of life
How much does laser therapy cost?
$60 per session. However, pet owners can pre-pay for five sessions at a reduced cost of $270.
Can therapeutic laser therapy be used on humans?
I have experienced the healing power of laser therapy. Late last year, after injuring my wrist, I was unable to hold a pen or perform surgery. After several X-rays and an MRI, I was diagnosed with a torn ligament and meniscal tear.
My doctor recommended surgery with six-weeks off from work to recover. Although I had been in significant pain for two months with splints and medication, I began treating my wrist with the Companion Laser. After three treatments, I was pain-free and able to use my wrist again.
Naturally, after sucesssfully treating over 300 pets and experiencing a miraculous result with my own injury, I am an avid supporter of therapeutic laser therapy.