We are very excited to announce that we offer class IV laser therapy at MAP, the highest quality laser in the industry.  K-LASER therapy does not treat conditions, it stimulates the body’s inherent healing mechanisms via a process called photobiomodulation. Through a combination of different wavelengths, power and frequency of laser light, K-LASER is able to achieve improved healing times, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Laser Therapy has been utilised in human and animal medicine for many decades, however recent technical advances in laser miniaturisation has allowed laser therapy to be used for a wider range of patients.

What to expect?

Normally patient sedation/restraint is not required during treatment, indeed most pets find the experience pleasant. Treatment times vary in length depending upon the condition and the size of your animal, but the majority are less than 8 minutes. Often improvement can be seen after the first visit, however Class IV Laser Therapy treatment is cumulative in nature so for most conditions patients will require several repeat treatments for greatest benefit.

What does it do?

  • Reduce Pain
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Accelerate Wound Healing
  • Improves Vascular and Metabolic Activity
  • Effective on Gingivitis, Otitis and Nerve Recovery
  • Non-Invasive and drug-free

 How does it work?

With 4 diodes emitting at different wavelengths (660nm, 800nm, 905nm, 970nm), the Cube 4 targets the body’s four natural light absorbing complexes:

  • Melanin
  • Cytochromes
  • Hemoglobin
  • Water

This bio-stimulation triggers a better cellular respiration, lymphatic drainage, blood circulation, and an analgesic effect. These conditions provide the perfect grounds for accelerated healing of tissues.

What can Laser Therapy help treat?

CLass IV Laser therapy can help treat a wide range of conditions effectively and without pain:

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  • Joint Pain and Osteoarthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Edema and Congestion
  • Chronic pain / Lameness
  • Fractures / Sprains / Strains
  • Trauma, Puncture Wounds
  • Dermatitis
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Burns, Infected & Chronic Wounds
  • Rehabilitation
  • Recovery from surgery

Pet Owner FAQ’s

Here is a list of the most common questions asked by pet owners about class IV laser therapy.

s-northlands.pngWhat does class IV laser therapy mean?

Class IV is the rating of the laser device used to deliever the treatment. All K-LASER CUBE devices are class IV, this is the most powerful class of laser for therapeutic use. More power means higher doses of light energy can be delivered more quickly.

Will it hurt my Pet?

Most patients sense a mild, soothing warmth over the treated area. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly after treatment before improvement is experienced.

How long will a treatment session take?

It depends upon the size of the area being treated and the specific condition but typically sessions are 8 minutes in length or less. If your pet has multiple conditions your session may need to be longer.

How many sessions will my pet need?

This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions 1-2 treatments may be sufficient. Often chronic conditions may require an initial set of 5 to 8 treatments with booster sessions as required to control pain.

m-lindfield.pngHow long before the results are felt?

Often improvement can be seen after the first visit, however Class IV Laser Therapy treatment is cumulative in nature so for most conditions patients will require several repeat treatments for greatest benefit.

Can Laser Therapy be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment?

With your veterinarians approval laser therapy can be used in combination with other forms of therapy, surgery, prescription drugs or dietary supplements.  We always suggest combination laser therapy with physiotherapy advise and structured home exercise programs to gain the most benefit for your pet’s quality of life.

Has Laser Therapy been scientifically demonstated to be effective?

Hundreds of published clinical papers have demonstrated the effectiveness of Laser Therapy. Laser Therapy is one of the fastest growing therapeutic treatments for both humans and animals for a wide range of conditions.

Can I book an appointment?

All new clients need to first attend for an initial physiotherapy appointment before commencing laser, to ascertain the desired program to achieve the best outcome.  A combination of physiotherapy, laser, dry needling, and hydrotherapy is often the best combination of therapy. Call 70431111 or book online www.map.physio to make an appointment.

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