Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) utilises the cells response to light increasing the activity of cell mitochondria. LLLT is used to stimulate cells that are working sub-optimally, as in an injured state, by promoting the body's own analgesic, vasodilatory and anti-inflammatory responses. When stimulated by laser wound healing is accelerated, enhancing recovery from accidental or post-surgical tissue trauma, soft tissue injuries, scarring or fractures as well as being extremely effective in neutralising infection or where wounds are 'non-healing'. The laser used by Ruth has a vast number of settings meaning that it is possible to be very specific about which cell type, depth of tissue and cell response is required.
LLLT can help with a wide range of conditions including:
A course of treatment is required for wounds, tendon/ligament injuries discounts for block bookings are available.
The laser does not vibrate, there is little or no sensation during the treatment so it is accepted very well by animals. Levels of serotonin and endorphins also increase during laser treatment which means most animals enter a state of relaxation. The lack of vibration means that it is safe to use on fractures and where there are pins or plates. LLLT can be used for a variety of conditions more details on when to seek help can be found on When is a treatment needed? page.
Ruth has had firsthand experience of how good LLLT can be for wound healing and neutralising infection. Her own spaniel had routine surgery to remove a fatty lump from his shoulder and 3 days following surgery the wound broke down with the stitches failing and infection had set in.