Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy was still new for use on pets when Doctor Neumeister started using it several years ago. Before that it had only benefited world-class athletes and thoroughbred race horses to reduce swelling, reduce pain, and speed the healing processes. Dr. Neumeister immediately recognized it’s value for the patients at Neumeister Animal Hospital, and started using Laser Therapy to treat post-surgical pain and many acute and chronic conditions. Subsequently Laser Therapy has been helping us to treat a wide range of conditions non-invasively and without drugs.
Since then some of the other veterinarians in this area have followed her footsteps.
Most laser treatments take only a matter of minutes. The beam of light is delivered through a noninvasive hand piece which is held to the affected area. The pets really seem to like the gentle and soothing warmth.
Skin wounds, abrasions, bite injuries, dermatitis, and burns all respond well to laser therapy. Studies indicate that laser-treated wounds heal in a third to a half faster than the time required in normal healing. The laser energy can also be delivered to deeper tissues. This is helpful when treating chronic conditions such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, back disease or injury, and degenerative joint diseases. We used the laser on patients who were lame and inactive who then returned to normal, or almost normal function after just a few treatment sessions.
If you have any questions about laser therapy just give us a call at 563-582-8417.
Frequently Asked Questions
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How does laser therapy work?
The laser beam stimulates the cells and tissue to be healthy. It also reduces inflammation so that healing can begin. By reducing inflammation, the laser is also a great tool for helping to minimize the pain of many chronic conditions, like arthritis.
What will my animal feel when receiving the laser treatments?
Laser therapy is a painless application of healing light. Your animal might feel a slight tingling as the light enters the tissue and cells, but it is very minimal if at all.
How long will each treatment take?
The treatment time depends on how chronic the condition is and the depth the laser light needs to reach to be effective. However, almost all treatments will be between two and ten minutes.
How many treatments will my animal need?
The number of treatments can vary greatly based on the condition, but many pet owners notice a positive difference within three or four treatments.
What are the cost of the treatments?
Cost can vary depending on a if you purchase a package of multiple treatments, or would prefer to pay per treatment, but treatments are reasonable in cost.
Are the results guaranteed?
We are not able to guarantee the results on every animal. However, laser therapy has been proven to be effective in clinical studies and also in rehab settings in both human medical and veterinary medical. There are over thirty years of research which supports the efficacy of this treatment.