Cold laser therapy is a non-invasive procedure that uses light to stimulate cell regeneration and increase blood circulation. Cold laser therapy treats the surface of the skin.
Often called low-level laser therapy, cold laser therapy, or Class IV laser therapy is being used to treat dogs with arthritis, tendon or soft tissue injuries and to promote wound healing.
Laser therapy can treat acute and chronic injuries, sprains and strains, arthritis, swelling due to back disc problems, and muscular-skeletal abnormalities. It also helps to regenerate nerve tissue after surgery.
Lasers are nothing more than a beam of light that travels at a certain frequency that allows the laser to generate heat and penetrate tissue. Some Class IV or cold lasers are programmable to a range of frequencies in order to treat many different types of problems in dogs.
Dogs find laser therapy relaxing and tend to enjoy the treatment.
Dr. Sarah Urban, DVM
Sarah Urban, DVM is accepting new patients for care at Doglicious Spa & Wellness Center. Her experience and education include certifications in canine rehabilitation, mixed animal acupuncture, veterinary spinal manipulation therapy, postural rehabilitation and veterinary food therapy. She is currently completing her master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine at the Chi Institute.Sarah’s research interests include: equine lymphedema, advances in rehabilitation therapy and herbal medicine for cancer. She is a member of College of Animal Chiropractors, Inc. (CoAC). Urban currently sits on the board of research for McQueen Animal Chiropractic and Research Institute and is also a researching veterinarian for The Holistic Equine Academy of Lymphedema, known as HEAL, an equine lymphedema awareness group. Dr. Urban is well qualified and very talented, bringing state of the art expertise and information to clients, as well as compassionate and comforting care to her patients. Sarah’s special interests include horseback riding, tending to her hobby farm, hiking, and traveling.