Low-Level Laser Light/Cold Laser Therapy

Low-Level Laser Light/Cold Laser Therapy

Disclaimer: In some states, use of Class 2 & 3 laser are prohibited except under direct supervision of  or application by a licensed veterinarian. Please consult with your veterinarian regarding each individual's state laws regarding use of cold laser therapy

 Low level lasers were invented by Albert Einstein and have been employed for over 50 years in human health care to treat slow-healing diabetic wounds and regenerate skin for burn victims. Low Level Laser light therapy works by stimulating the body's own "clean up, repair, and kill pain" processes at a cellular level. Research demonstrates that low level laser light therapy is particularly effective to stimulate the body's own healing mechanisms for soft tissue injuries such as suspensory ligament injuries, torn tendons, and simple fractures and open wounds.

Veterinarians often refer to Equine Equilibrium's LLC cold laser services after they diagnose a soft tissue injury or painful area. 

NOT ALL LASERS ARE THE SAME! Equine Equilibrium uses only Class 3B 650 and 808nm infrared and near infrared lasers. Class 4 lasers are designated for use in medical facilities only, as these lasers can burn and cut tissue. Equine Equilibrium does not use Class 4 lasers. 

Please note: Please always discuss the use of any alternative modality with your veterinarian. Equine Equilibrium is happy to speak with your veterinarian regarding low level laser light use. 

 

Stall-bound Dressage horse with chronic lower  left foreleg/foreleg injury. This horse had been on stall rest only for several weeks. Infrared digital thermography showed this area, which was diagnosed as inflamed shoulder joint and chest tissue but the horse's veterinarian. This condition was deemed a secondary issue to the main medical problem, which was apparently exacerbating strain on the upper parts of the shoulder/foreleg.

Stall-bound Dressage horse with chronic lower  left foreleg/foreleg injury. This horse had been on stall rest only for several weeks. Infrared digital thermography showed this area, which was diagnosed as inflamed shoulder joint and chest tissue but the horse's veterinarian. This condition was deemed a secondary issue to the main medical problem, which was apparently exacerbating strain on the upper parts of the shoulder/foreleg.

The same horse, less than 24 hours later (note time/date stamp on image) after ONE session of cold laser application over the area of interest.

The same horse, less than 24 hours later (note time/date stamp on image) after ONE session of cold laser application over the area of interest.