Laser Therapy

At Akeso Veterinary Clinic, we’re proud to offer our patients a comprehensive list of traditional veterinary treatments in addition to holistic therapies so that we can offer our patients a high level of integrated veterinary care designed to help patients achieve optimal health and wellness. As a part of our integrative care, we’re pleased to provide patients with laser therapy.

What Is Laser Therapy and How Is It Used in Veterinary Medicine?

Laser therapy (also referred to as cold laser therapy or Class IV laser therapy) is a holistic therapeutic treatment modality that is commonly used in clinical settings and in physical therapy practices.
The cold laser is set to emit laser light at a specific wavelength which has been shown to trigger a healing response at the cellular level of the body. This healing response helps to increase circulation and blood flow while reducing inflammation and pain in the targeted treated area. As a result, cold laser therapy is used as both a pain management tool and as a tool to accelerate healing after surgery or an injury.

Does Laser Therapy Really Work?

Laser therapy has been in use on humans since the 1970s, and there is plenty of scientific research backing its success. Although cold laser therapy has not been in use in veterinary settings for quite as long, the research and results are quite promising as the application of cold laser therapy has shown similar results in pets as in people.

The Benefits of Laser Therapy

Laser therapy offers patients many benefits. As a holistic treatment, laser therapy is designed to help support the body’s own, natural healing response. As a result, it improves patients outcomes with the following benefits:

Conditions Commonly Treated With Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is used both to reduce inflammation and to help manage pain. As a result, it has countless applications in veterinary medicine. Although these are only a few of the health issues that laser therapy can address, this list includes some of the most common:

Laser Therapy for Pets With Our Canonsburg Veterinarians

If you think that your pet might benefit from laser therapy treatment sessions or if you would like to learn more about cold laser therapy, we welcome you to contact Akeso Veterinary Clinic to schedule an appointment today.