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What do therapy lasers promote?
increased metaboilic activity
accelerated cell reproduction and growth
stimulation of nerve regeneration
improved vascular activity
enhanced ATP production
What are the two different types of wavelengths the laser produces?
What does the 970nm wavelength do?
absorbing water wavelength which creates thermal energy/gradient which then increases circulation
More bloodflow + more hemoglobin reduction = _____ oxygen available to cells
What does the 800nm wavelength do?
cytochrome oxidase stimulates this enzyme and we get more ATP which increases the cellular metabolism
Higher cellular metabolism = _____ pain relief = _____ healing
What are the positive effects of the therapy laser on the body?
improves and promotes healing
relieves pain and reduces spasm
increases joint flexibility
reduces symptoms of osteoarthritis
improves peripheral microcirculation
detoxifies and eliminates trigger points
What are the benefits of therapy laser on the animal?
faster patient comfort
delivers more laser energy to the target tissues
shorter treatment times
effective treatment in 3 - 8 minutes
shorter patient recovery time
What are some indications for using the therapy laser on the neck and head?
hematomas - post surgical
What are some indications for using the therapy laser on the thoracic limb?
acral lick granulomas
EGC (eosinophilic granuloma complex)
What are some indications for using the therapy laser on the thorax/abdomen?
inflammatory bowel disease
What are some indications for using the therapy laser on the pelvic limb?
calcaneon tendon tear/trauma
What are some indications for using the therapy laser on the perinuem/tail?
What are the main contraindications for using the therapy laser?
don't use it on eyes, during pregnany, on the thyroid, reproductive glands, or malignancy tumors
What are the different waves the laser changes through during a session?
intense super pulsed
What do we need to wear for our safety when working with the therapy laser?
eye protection provided by the therapy laser company