In my practice, I have used laser therapy for many years. Since April 2016, I have used the MLS Laser Therapy system, an advanced form of laser therapy, for the treatment of pain, inflammation, muscle tension, wounds and much more.
I find the MLS Laser therapy is well tolerated and free from side effects.
Dr Shahad Mohammed
National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists
Laser therapy uses light to exert it effects to reduce or to accelerate the body's natural healing processes. The laser beam is applied to the skin, giving a mild soothing heat over the treatment area. The light energy penetrates the tissues where it interacts with various molecules that cause different biological effects.
I have used the MLS Laser system in both cats and dogs and I find it free from side effects. By varying the frequency of the infra-red light I can exert different effects on the tissues including: directly affecting nerves by reducing the transmission of pain signals to the central nervous system; reducing swelling and inflammation resulting in an increase in mobility.
I normally recommend a weekly laser therapy session combined with physiotherapy until symptoms have settled works best with most long term conditions maintained on treatment every 2-4 weeks depending on the duration of the benefit.
I find the MLS Laser System can be used in combination with other pain relieving treatments (veterinary medication, TENS machines, cold therapy). Unlike other laser systems which have to be kept moving, I can safely keep the MLS laser system in direct contact with the skin in one location. This allows me to precisely position the laser for optimum results.
MLS Laser Therapy and the PARS approach
The aim of my approach is to use the MLS Laser Therapy unit to treat your pet using what I term the PARS approach:
- Pain relief
- Anti swelling and inflammation
- Reduce muscle tension and muscle contracture
- Stimulate healing
I always combine the Laser Therapy with physiotherapy to reduce your pet's discomfort, stimulate healing and to improve your pet's mobility. If your dog is improving, I can also use hydrotherapy as and when I consider it to be appropriate.
Call me on 0116 2442455 to ask me about the suitability of laser therapy for your pet. I assess your pet before and after all treatments.