Laser & Holistic Therapies

Just as increasing numbers of people are seeking out alternative treatment methods to find relief from pain and chronic illness, many animal owners are also turning to healing therapies that complement traditional veterinary medicine.   Animal rehabilitation can play an important role in improving the health of our furry companions by using many of the same natural therapeutic modalities that humans find effective.  Some of these techniques include laser therapy, animal massage, and Reiki.

Animal RehabilitationLaser Therapy

Laser therapy stimulates cells and deep muscle tissues with light-wave technology.   In this process, a laser emits photons of light over a specific area of pain; the energy delivered by the light changes cellular chemistry in a positive way - the photochemical reaction increases blood flow to tissues which stimulates the growth, replication, and repair of cells.

Laser light therapy has many benefits:

  •  Increases circulation
  •  Reduces inflammation & joint swelling
  •  Releases tension to relax muscles and reduce stress
  •  Promotes the healing process by increasing the flow of nutrients to muscles
  •  Enhances muscle tone and range of motion
  •  Increases the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers

What conditions can be treated with laser therapy?

Laser therapy can be used to treat or aid in the healing of a variety of chronic and acute injuries in both dogs and cats.

Treatable conditions include:

  • Joint, ligament, and tendon injuries
  • Fractures
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Skin wounds
  • Post-trauma wounds
  • Post-surgical pain, healing, and rehabilitation
  • Arthritis
  • Joint diseases like hip dysplasia
  • Nerve injuries

Animal RehabilitationAnimal Massage and Reiki with a Trained and Licensed Veterinary Technician

Licensed veterinary technician, Joanne Scott, is also trained in the rehabilitative techniques of animal massage and Reiki.  These practices are believed to relax, rejuvenate, and accelerate healing processes.

Joanne is certified in massage through Equissage, a world leader in equine and canine sports massage therapy training.   Animal message therapy involves therapeutic hands-on stimulation to

As a supplement to your veterinarian’s medical diagnosis and treatment plan, Joanne uses Reiki techniques to promote stress reduction and relaxation.  

Reiki is a beneficial holistic therapy that can:

  • Create a calming effect to accelerate healing in sick and injured animals, or those recovering from surgery
  • Help reduce behavior problems and aggression
  • Help abused animals recover from mental and physical traumas
  • Help support the dying process

To learn more about holistic therapies and whether they would be a complementary addition to your pet's treatment plan, contact us today. You may also email Joanne with questions at:
jscott@leesburgvet.com

Click here to download a printable PDF of our laser therapy handout.