Pet Laser Therapy in Leicester
Our MLS Laser Therapy system is an advanced form of laser therapy, for the treatment of pain, inflammation, muscle tension, wounds and much more.
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.
Anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of MLS® Laser Therapy help to reduce pain and improve quality of life of the patient.
The relief of pain and inflammation through the use of MLS® Laser Therapy allows to improve patient’s general condition.
Degenerative joint disease
Osteoarthritis is one of the main indications for application of MLS® Laser Therapy: it helps to reduce inflammation and pain, thus allowing a significant quality of life improvement of the patient.
The MLS® Laser Therapy is a valuable aid in the postoperative period since it reduces swelling and pain resulting from surgery.
Tendon and muscle injuries
In muscle and tendon injuries the MLS® Laser Therapy promotes drainage of oedema and reduces pain and inflammation due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-oedema effect.
The MLS® Laser Therapy, thanks to its strong antioedema effect, is a useful tool for accelerating the drainage and resolution of haematoma and for quick recovery of damaged tissues’ structural integrity.
In the inflammation of articular bursa, the MLS® Laser Therapy allows to reduce inflammation, pain and oedema thanks to its anti-inflammatory and anti-oedema effects.
Skin wounds are a frequently encountered problem in everyday veterinary practice and the use of MLS® Laser Therapy, by virtue of its biostimulating effect, accelerates and promotes the healing process.
The MLS® Laser Therapy promotes healing of lick granulomas due to its biostimulating effect, and it also reduces simultaneously the magnitude of the inflammatory component
Anal glands are a problem with slow resolution and the MLS® Laser Therapy a is valuable adjuvant technique for the veterinarian by virtue of its antinflammatory and biostimulating effects.
MLS®, LaserTherapy is a state of the art therapeutic technique with emissions designed to improve the therapeutic effects of the laser.
The creation of the particular and innovative MLS® impulse is the result of a careful research programme undertaken by ASAlaser and continued by ASAvet in the veterinary field.
The ASAlaser research centre has in fact elaborated this new method on the basis of specific tests and following a detailed analysis and selection of the most authoritative scientific literature on the subject. MLS® Laser Therapy has been validated scientifically with bio-medical research and clinical studies carried out in internationally renowned research centres (Mognato M. et al., Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. 2004 Dec; 22(6): 523-6, Gigo Benato D. et al., Lasers in Medical Science. 2004; 19(1): 57-65).
MLS® Laser Therapy devices, patented in Italy and in the USA have been cleared by the American FDA which has recognized this method as being safe and effective.
The MLS® impulse – Different on principle, strongly efficient
The MLS® impulse, patented in Italy and in the USA, is generated by a sophisticated system of continuous and pulsated, synchronised and combined emissions which are several according to the wavelengths able to reach deep into the tissues. The synchronisation of the emissions strengthens the therapeutic effects in synergy as opposed to each effect being reached individually. Synergy of therapeutic effects: anti-inflammatory, anti-oedemic and analgesic effects.
The anti-inflammatory and anti-oedemic effects are due to the modulation of the permeability of the lymphatic and capillary veins and to the elimination of the molecules that provoke inflammation. The increased flow of oxygen and nutritive substances to tissues promotes the healing process. The analgesic effect is achieved through the heightening of the pain threshold and by blocking potential activity in the nociceptive nerve endings, while the hyperemia induced by the heat promotes drainage of the algogenic substances.
Harmonious effect of impulses and rhythm: the results arise from this harmony
Several powers working together towards one goal, this is the general principle. MLS® Laser Therapy interprets this to perfection: several emissions each with specific therapeutic effects collaborate in a synergic mix. An advanced control system, the Multiwave Locked System, patented by ASAlaser, ensures the synchronisation of the emissions and their modulation according to optimal operating plans. The resulting therapeutic effect is harmonious and brings many benefits.
The advantages: one therapy, many benefits
- powerful anti-inflammatory effect
- rapid scarring over of superficial wounds such as cuts and sores
- immediate improvement of local blood circulation
- rapid reduction of oedema
- speedy recovery of the structural integrity of damaged tissues
- reduction of pain in a short space of time
- short treatment times
- improvement of quality of life ( of the animal and its owner)
The metabolism of the affected tissue is rebalanced. The mechanisms which promote reparatory processes are activated and rapid healing is promoted. MLS® Laser Therapy is therefore an excellent solution for treating several complaints and particularly appreciated for its non invasiveness and for the rapid response it produces.
Is laser therapy new?
The beneficial effects of laser light on tissue were first recognized almost forty years ago. Since then, there have been thousands of studies documenting the positive effects laser light has on different types of cells, tissue, and disorders. Recent advances in technology and manufacturing have made it possible to have this exciting modality available and affordable for clinicians.
What to expect during a MLS Laser therapy treatment session for you pet
The fur does not need to be clipped. Eye protection will be worn by the laser operator and anyone in a close proximity to the laser probe. The eyes of the animal will be directed away from the treatment area or covered with a towel or eye wear. I will move the probe over the area of treatment to assure the laser is being delivered to the area which needs improvement.
How many MLS® Laser Therapy treatments are usually necessary?
Generally, the number are unique to each patient and is based on the patient’s clinical condition and duration and severity of the disease. On average, acute conditions require less treatments, while the chronic ones require a greater number of sessions. The exception is represented by skin wounds that should be treated until complete healing.
How often should the MLS® Laser Therapy treatments be performed?
In case of skin wounds it is recommended to perform MLS® Laser Therapy once a day, while for other types of diseases (eg. osteoarthritis, disc disease, oedema, etc.) I recommend a weekly laser therapy session combined physiotherapy until symptoms are settled. Long-term treatment can be maintained every 2-4 weeks depending on the duration of the benefit.
How long is each session?
Treatment protocols are unique to each patient and condition. Therefore, treatments will vary in time, complexity and cost. For some chronic patients, multiple joints will be treated during one laser treatment session.
How do you perform MLS® Laser Therapy?
MLS® Laser Therapy is performed with the hand-piece which, in the presence of intact skin, is maintained in contact with the skin during treatment. Unlike other laser systems that 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. In the presence of skin wounds, the hand-piece should be held as close as possible to the treatment area, but without touching the wound (at the distance of 0.5-1 cm).
Does the patient feel discomfort during the treatment?
Generally, on a first session your pet may feel anxious as the area being treated may be very painful. As your pet becomes accustomed to knowing what is going to happen and the area of injury starts to settle, your pet will begin to relax and enjoy the effect of the laser therapy. The laser therapy is not invasive.
Are there any side effects?
There are no known side effects with this treatment.
What are the effects of MLS® Laser Therapy on the patient?
The immediate effects are pain reduction and the consequent improvement in patient’s quality of life including: better mobility for joint conditions, drying and healing of dermatological issues, faster healing for wounds and incisions, or your pet just seeming more relaxed and comfortable. For most conditions, a series of treatments may be necessary before you see results due to the severity or complexity of the condition. Each pet is different, and treatments are unique for your pet’s specific needs.
Are there any contra-indications for MLS® Laser Therapy?
Yes. The radiation must not be directed toward the eyes, which may be severely injured; MLS® Laser Therapy is contraindicated in the presence of neoplastic tissue or suspected neoplastic tissue; in immunocompromised patients and in patients with systemic infection and also in patients with active bleeding. It is not recommended the treatment of ischemic tissue and the treatment of patients with fungal infections.
What can I expect at home?
You might see a change in activity when your pet comes home. For some it might be increased activity and others may be more relaxed. This is due to the pain relief and reduction in inflammation.
What should I do at home?
Just follow the instructions given to your vet and physiotherapist.
When do you perform the maintenance sessions?
The maintenance treatments may be carried out once or twice per month.
MLS® Laser Therapy can be used in conjunction with drug therapies?
Yes, MLS® Laser Therapy can be used in conjunction with drug therapies.