We are so thrilled to add Class 3b Cold Laser Therapy to our program with the Luminex from Respond Systems!
Equine Cold Laser Therapy or Low-level laser therapy (LLLT), is a painless treatment that uses clinically tested wavelengths of light to stimulate natural biological processes leading to faster healing and pain relief. Like plants absorbing sunlight through photosynthesis, cells in the body absorb laser energy that stimulates the body to release pain relieving compounds, increases circulation and energizes the cells to participate in the healing process. There are no side effects and many times laser therapy can take the place of pharmaceuticals and surgery to treat long-term, degenerative diseases.
Laser Therapy can help reduce inflammation and pain in addition to accelerate healing.
Laser Therapy can be used on a weekly basis for prevention and in conjunction with massage and chiropractic sessions to help keep top-performance horses in elite condition.
Acute conditions can be resolved with just a few treatments however it is not unusual for a chronic condition to require a number of treatments over a period of several weeks. Most treatments take from 15-30 minutes and are completely pain-free for the patient. In fact, depending on the condition, some horses experience immediate relief.
Optimal treatment protocols are a direct result of the veterinarian or therapist knowing the horse and responding to that animal’s unique condition and needs. We do provide protocol guidelines and are available seven days a week to answer any treatment inquiries as it relates to your horse’s specific condition.
Laser Therapy can be used either as a preventative to injury, especially for animals involved in competition, or to treat specific conditions such as:
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Tendon and Ligament Tears
- Joint Conditions
- Neurologic Injuries
- Suspensory tears (soft tissue injury)
- Stifle Injury
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- SI Pain
- Tying Up
- Kissing Spine
- Superficial Flexor Tendon
- Capped Elbow
- Wounds and more
How critical is wavelength to the effectiveness of laser therapy?
Wavelength is one of the most critical factors when it comes to the efficacy of laser therapy. Varying wavelengths exhibit a variety of therapeutic effects depending where they fall on the spectrum, and, in some cases, no therapeutic effect at all!
Respond Systems has conducted years of research in the lab and in the field and uses proven wavelengths to achieve the following effects on the cellular level:
- – 670nm visible red light: optimal efficacy for wound healing and dermatology.
- – 808nm near infrared light: ideal for surface conditions and those just under the surface of the skin.
- – 904nm near infrared light: maximum depth of penetration to reach the conditions deeper inside the body.