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The Right Dose is Needed For Laser Therapy to Succeed

Jul, 20

Dosing Advances in Photobiomodulation (laser therapy).   Gaining a better understanding of the advancements in photobiomodulation can help you maximize the benefits of this technology in a veterinary clinic setting. The positive effects of photobiomodulation therapy (PBM; formerly low level laser therapy, or LLLT) were originally observed in a rodent model more than 60 years ago by Dr. Endre Mester when...

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Palliative Care Physiotherapy

Feb, 02

I’ve been messaging back and forth with a UK animal physio about a case that turned out to be a nerve sheath tumor.  The most recent round of discussion has been about treatment now that the diagnosis has been established.  The diagnosing veterinarian told the owner to stop physiotherapy as it wouldn’t be of any benefit.  My suggestion is palliative...

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What Do We Know About Rehab Modalities in Horses?

Jan, 30

While people might extol the virtues of various rehabilitation modalities, those testimonials rarely rely on the science surrounding the techniques. Following injuries, which are frequent events in athletic horses, owners and trainers commonly seek one or more alternative therapies to facilitate rehabilitation. While many people extol the virtues of rehabilitation modalities, claiming they expedite the healing process or even cure...

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Shockwave Therapy

Nov, 21

This non-invasive modality can successfully treat a range of orthopedic and soft tissue problems in animals. Though most commonly used for horses, shockwave therapy also has many applications in small animal practice.   Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that can speed the healing of many types of orthopedic and soft tissue injuries and conditions. It has been used in Europe...

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What Is Laser Therapy for Dogs?

Oct, 30

Laser therapy — sometimes referred to as cold laser therapy — is a procedure that's been available to treat humans for decades. Only in recent years has it begun to be used to treat various conditions in dogs. But what is it, and is it safe for your dog? Read on to learn about cold laser therapy for dogs and...

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