Common uses for Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy include, but are not limited to:
On November 23, 2012, Archie, a 5 year old Golden Retriever came into our office for the first time for a wound on his left hind leg. Archie was given antibiotics & a NSAID until his neuter & wound debriding procedure on November 29th.
Archie was neutered and Dr. Reinhardt derbided his wound, removing dead tissue. After his surgery was finished, we performed laser therapy on the wound to promote new growth & healing. From November 29th through December 17th (2 weeks, 3 days), Archie received 6 laser therapy treatments. His healing progress can be seen in the photo album below.
Here is what Archie's mom had to say:
"A pet can't tell you when they don't feel well. Luckily, I know my four legged friend well enough to know something wasn't right. Abbott Road Animal Hospital was my vet of choice. Archie was in need of surgery and because of the type of wound, it needed to be left open. I was so scared when Dr. Reinhardt told me that additional surgery was possible. When his surgery was over she called me and told me that she wanted to treat him with laser treatments. What? I had never heard of that but if it was going to save Archie from another surgery I was willing to give it a try.
I cannot believe how fast the treatments worked! You could almost see the wound healing. Archie was back to his playful antics in less than 10 days! Ican't thank Abbott Road Animal Hospital enough for what they did for my four legged best friend."