Your Laser Therapy Questions Answered!

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Here are some of the most common questions I have had recently in regards to Nu Moves and what laser therapy does. Have a different question or want to know more? Feel free to send me an email!!! DrKrista@numovesvet.com

Laser Therapy Question #1
What do you use your device for? Does it do cataract or eye surgery?

There are two types of medical lasers-surgical and therapy. Surgical lasers cut tissue, while therapeutic lasers heal tissue. Our therapy device is only used to heal tissue, and in fact can cause some damage to the eye if used incorrectly. But don’t worry, I’ve been trained and am certified as a Medical Laser Safety Officer, so you and your pets are in good hands!


Laser Therapy Question #2
Which is better? Acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, etc?

All of these are great modalities, and in fact work together to reduce the amount of medications your pet might need to take (such as steroids, antibiotics, anti-inflammatories) because it provides pain relief and speeds healing time. The Class IV laser therapy device I use can also stimulate acupuncture points, and feels like a massage because it is warm and is applied in a massage fashion. Bonus!!


Laser Therapy Question #3
Is laser therapy anything like ultrasound therapy?

In a way! Ultrasound therapy is used for many of the same conditions that laser therapy is used for, such as increasing circulation and speeding the healing process for musculoskeletal issues. Ultrasound therapy stimulates tissue using high frequency sound waves. Laser therapy emits photons at specific light wavelengths that research has showed will be absorbed by tissues. For example, the red beam of light you see during a laser therapy session is a wavelength of 650 nm. The device also emits an invisible beam of 980 nm. Laser therapy has been applied more in veterinary medicine because it is safer, and can be used for a wider variety of conditions.


Laser Therapy Question #4
Are you talking about cold laser therapy?

Yes, and no. The old term for laser therapy was cold laser. About 10 years ago, the industry gave Class IV laser therapy a new name-photobiomodulation or photostimulation therapy. This term more correctly defines what the application actually does. When laser therapy is applied, the laser device emits photons, and the targeted tissue and tissue cells absorb the photons. When the cells absorb these photons, the cells are stimulated to create more energy to produce faster metabolism effects, quicker healing times, and all the other benefits of laser therapy. If you would like more information in more detail, feel free to send me an email. DrKrista@numovesvet.com


Laser Therapy Question #5
What are the benefits of laser therapy?

Here’s a top ten list!

1. Relieves Pain
2. Reduces inflammation
3. Accelerates tissue repair and cell growth
4. Improves circulation
5. Increases cellular metabolic activity
6. Reduces fibrous tissue formation (reduces scar tissue formation, and stimulates old scar tissue to remodel)
7. Improve nerve function
8. Accelerate wound healing
9. Stimulates immunoregulation (boosts the immune system!)
10. Stimulates acupuncture and trigger points (no needles!)

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