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 racehorses to reduce swelling, reduce pain, and speed up the healing processes. Dr. Neumeister immediately recognized its 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 in her footsteps.
Most laser treatments take only a matter of minutes. The beam of light is delivered through a noninvasive handpiece 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 and 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.
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