October 25, 2009

Laser therapy

by winecountrydog

Doesn't this look like a macabre Howloween pawty starring yours truly? Howl! It wasn't. . . .

I was receiving Class IV laser therapy, also known as "photobiomodulation," at my veterinarian's office. It was painless, and it made my back feel better. I could move around much better afterward.

This is special therapy. Class IV laser uses infrared laser light to penetrate into tissues that need increased circulation and metabolic activity. It seems true that laser therapy can reduce healing time, swelling, and pain, and even give someone increased range of motion.

We're seeing arfully more interest in and appawreciation of laser therapy these days. A good article appawears in Veterinary Practice News.

If you'd like to let us know what your experience has been with this therapy, we'd be happy to hear from you.

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