The term LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The concept of the use of light for therapeutic purposes, called phototherapy, originated from the belief that sun and other sources of light, such as infrared and ultraviolet light, have therapeutic benefit. Many different types of lasers are available. Low-power laser devices, a form of artificial light, were first used as a form of therapy more than 30 years ago. Today, a variety of lasers are in use for various purposes, such as dog laser therapy.
The lasers used in rehabilitation use light to stimulate cell regeneration and increase blood circulation. This process is known as photobiomodulation. Laser therapy can treat acute and chronic conditions, including soft tissue injuries, arthritis, swelling, neurologic diseases, non-healing wounds, and postoperative care. Laser therapy is non-invasive and there are no reported side effects when used properly.
JPESC utilizes a Class IV laser. Classifications of are related to the wavelength and maximum output power (in watts) or energy (in joules). Both humans and animals in the treatment area wear protective eyewear. “Doggles” function both as protection and a fasion statement for your pet!