GVVH is proud to now offer laser therapy services! This painless, non-invasive treatment stimulates cell regeneration by increasing blood flow to the targeted area and has been successfully used to accelerate the healing process after surgery, alleviate joint pain, and treat degenerative diseases. Conditions improved with laser therapy include:
- Hip dysplasia
- Post-surgical incisions and soft-tissue trauma
- Arthritis and degenerative joint disease
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Neuromuscular disease
Laser therapy focuses red and infrared light on tissue at and below the surface of the skin. The light energizes the cells, producing a structural protein called collagen used to repair tissue. Lasers continue the healing process by increasing blood circulation to the affected region. The stimulation also releases the body’s own pain-relieving hormones.
The process generally takes between 5-10 minutes, with most patients seeing positive effects after 3-5 uses. The treatment continues to relieve pain and fight inflammation for up to 24 hours following the session.
Laser therapy is normally combined with other types of veterinary medicine including pharmaceuticals and alternative treatments. Wondering if laser therapy could help your pet? Give us a call at (970) 368-4032 to schedule a consultation!