I use a Class 3b Omega LASER, also known as
PhotoBioModulation (PBM). It works by
stimulating the body's natural healing
mechanisms Although there is ongoing
research into the exact process three key
effects have been identified.
1. Healing growth factor response through:
Increased ATP and protein synthesis
Improved cell proliferation
Change in cell permability to calcium up-take
2. Pain Relief through
Increased endorphin release
Suppression of nociceptor action
3. Immune system support through
Increasing levels of lymphocyte activity
Photomodulation of blood.
It can therefore have a number of uses with equine and canine physiotherapy. For equine I primary use it for pain relief, where it can be beneficial to first ease muscle tension prior to hands on mobilisation (see blog). However I have also used it successfully in the treatment of specific injuries such as tendinopathies, post surgery such as interspinous ligament desmotomies (for kissing spine) and wound healing. For canine I primarily use it for pain associated with osteoarthritis or post surgery.
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