Bridle Trail is proud to now offer

Laser Therapy to our patients!

Laser Therapy (or “photobiomodulation”) is the use of specific wavelengths of light for certain therapeutic effects. These include pain reduction, increased circulation to the injury site, decreased swelling and even improved healing time. 

During the therapy, the laser interacts with the affected areas on a cellular level. It does this by increasing the metabolic activity in the cells and improving transport of nutrients. This leads to an increased production of ATP (the energy source of cells) which offers a lot of beneficial effects (including increasing cell function and health). It increases circulation, drawing oxygen and nutrients to the affected areas. This creates the most optimal healing environment which reduces inflammation, swelling, stiffness and pain.

Laser therapy can help with a large number of conditions including (but not limited to):

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Post-surgical pain

  • Muscle/Ligament Sprains

  • Hip Dysplasia

  • Edema (swelling caused by trapped fluid in the tissues)

  • Rehabilitation

  • Stomatitis

  • And so much more!

What to Expect From a Laser Therapy Appointment

It is a non-invasive procedure that for most of the time requires no sedation. There are 1-2 cases where sedation would be needed, but your veterinary team would go over that with you.

For most conditions, a multi-visit treatment plan would be made. Your pet may need to be assessed first prior to a treatment plan being built if we have not assessed the condition, you wish treated before. Treatments are typically short – usually requiring an average of 5 minutes for each site. The majority of patients will feel greater comfort and have increased mobility within 24 hours after the treatment is done. 

If you think this may be right for your pet, please let us know and we would be happy to get a treatment plan started for your pet.