More about Cromwell ARC

K-Laser®

K-Laser® is a quick and painless therapeutic treatment, useful for a range of conditions, including soft tissue injuries and osteoarthritis. Using red and near-infrared class IV laser light, the K-Laser® improves circulation and therefore the supply of water, nutrients and oxygen to the damaged area, creating optimal conditions for healing.

 

Treatment with the K-Laser® can help reduce inflammation, swelling, muscle spasm, stiffness and pain.

Will it hurt my pet?

No, K-Laser® isn’t painful and is well tolerated by most patients. Your pet will just feel a soothing warmth in the area being treated. However, the physiotherapist will carefully monitor your pet throughout treatment and stop if they are not tolerating it well.

Can I stay with my pet?

Definitely. Here at the Cromwell ARC, we strongly believe that a pet’s owner is an essential part of the rehabilitation team. During a K-Laser® session, your pet will need to sit relatively still for a few minutes, which they often find easier if they are getting a big fuss from their favourite person! You will need to wear protective glasses for the duration of the treatment.

How long will a session last?

Treatment times vary depending on how many areas need treating and the size of your pet; however K-Laser® can take as little as 10-15 minutes.

How often will my pet have to come for treatment?

Initially, we advise seeing your pet for K-Laser® therapy for six sessions during a three week interval. Following this initial treatment period, the frequency of appointments can be reduced, with some pets only needing treatment every 3-4 weeks and for those with acute conditions, stopping altogether.

Are there any side effects to laser therapy?

K-Laser® is a very safe therapy with no long term side effects. However, some pets may be a little stiff after their first K-Laser® session but this should quickly improve.

Interested in how we can help your pet get back on their feet? Contact us for an appointment.