Laser Therapy

Athletic Equine is now proud to offer Laser Therapy with the renowned K-Laser!

What is K-Laser Therapy?

The K laser is a low-power “cold” laser, which produces therapeutic light wavelengths. Laser therapy has been credited with many important beneficial effects in human treatment including:
•Pain Management
•Accelerated healing of soft-tissue injury
•Increased circulation
•Anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial action
•Reduced scarring
•Accelerated bone regeneration and collagen synthesis
These lasers are now available to the veterinary world.

What Types of Problems can be Helped with K-Laser Therapy?
Many chronic problems such as arthritis, joint disease, fractures, soft tissue wounds. ligament problems, sprains, strains, post surgical wounds, back pain and neuromuscular diseases are being treated with laser therapy.

What are the Benefits of K-Laser Therapy?
•Most pets do not need to be sedated or have their hair clipped for the procedure
•The treated area feels better 12-24 hours after a treatment, but the treatments are cumulative in nature
•Up to a 50% improvement in mobility and pain reduction may be seen after 4 to 5 treatments

How it Works-
The light from the laser promotes circulation. This process helps the body heal infections and remove damaged tissue from the site. It also acts as an analgesic to reduce pain. It can treat trauma injuries as well as chronic problems like arthritis and abscesses.

Does it hurt? What does a treatment feel like? There is little or no sensation during treatment. Occasionally the patient feels mild, soothing warmth, or tingling. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction.

Are there any side effects or associated risks? During more than twenty years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response is more active after treatment.

How long does each treatment take? The typical treatment time is 3 to 8 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.

How often should a patient be treated? Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week, tapering to once every week or two as improvement is seen.

How many treatments does it take? This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions 1-2 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic nature may require 5 to 8 (or more) treatments. Some conditions may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.

How long before the results are felt? Your pet may feel improvement in their condition (usually pain reduction) after the first treatment. Sometimes they will not feel improvement for a number of treatments.  This does not mean that nothing is happening. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.

Where can I find more scientific information on laser therapy? Visit the K-Laser Online Research Library by clicking here.

Treatments are far less expensive than popular pain remedies and far less toxic to your pet’s body!