K-Laser

We are pleased to offer K-Laser Therapy at our veterinary practice in Rugby

What is K-Laser Therapy?

K-LASER therapy does not treat conditions; instead, 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. 

All our clinical staff have undergone specific training and have had to pass an exam to allow them to use the K-LASER safely and effectively.   

What to expect with K-Laser therapy

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. The schedule of treatments will vary depending upon the condition and our vet team will be able to recommend a suitable treatment plan for your pet’s condition.   

What health conditions can laser therapy be used to treat?

Class IV Laser therapy can help treat a wide range of conditions effectively and without pain.  These include: 

  • Joint pain and osteoarthritis 
  • Tendonitis 
  • Oedema 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 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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. 

  • Class IV is the rating of the laser device used to deliver 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. 

  • 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. 

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  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • The typical treatment is 3 to 8 minutes, depending patient and the area being treated. 

  • With your vet’s approval, laser therapy can be used in combination with other forms of therapy, surgery, prescription drugs or dietary supplements. 

  • 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. 

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