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LASER: COLD LASER THERAPY
Overview of Laser Therapy
Conventional Laser therapy has been in use for more than 25 years. More than 3,000 scientific publications test its effectiveness and the validity of this approach. It has been demonstrated that it is not toxic and it has no side effects. Today, it is used as a monotherapy or as a complementary therapy. Until now, the challenge with Laser Therapy has been its inability to treat deep-seated pathologies, since it is used with low to medium power. We are pleased to provide practicing Veterinarians with the most advanced technology available today to leverage the benefits associated with laser therapy: MLS Harmony Therapy.
MLS Harmony Therapy
MLS Therapy is a new therapy for treating pain, inflammation, and edema and for repairing superficial lesions. It was developed to overcome the limits of traditional Laser therapy, based on the use of diode lasers. Currently, no diode laser is able to induce strong anti-inflammatory, anti-edema and analgesic effects simultaneously and within a short period of time. Continuous Laser emissions act fast on inflammation, stimulating blood and lymphatic circulation and inducing fast re-absorption of fluids; however, they only have a secondary effect on pain, which is diminished after reducing the inflammatory process. Pulsed Laser emissions, on the other hand, have an immediate effect on pain, since they are able to produce analgesia, interfering with the very transmission of the pain impulse to the higher brain centers, but they are less effective at treating inflammation and edema, only achieving results after a long period of application. MLS Therapy is able to overcome the limits imposed by selecting one of the two emission types, since it is based on the characteristic therapeutic properties of a new Laser pulse. It uses an MLS pulse, which combines and synchronizes emission of continuous and pulsed Laser emissions with different infrared wavelengths. The patented control system that generates the MLS pulse synchronizes the two emissions.
Thanks to this characteristic synchronization, the various therapeutic effects – anti-inflammatory and anti-edema of the continuous emission and analgesic of the pulsed emission –not only take place at the same time but reciprocally reinforce each other. Because of this, MLS therapy is able to guarantee effectiveness and short treatment times when treating numerous osteo-muscular system diseases and when repairing superficial lesions.
TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 5, 2012) – Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is proud to announce its newest official zoological partner, Cutting Edge Laser Technologies, based in Fairport, NY. Busch Gardens Tampa is using the lasers in the park’s new Animal Care Center as part of the state-of-the-art veterinary care given to many of the park’s 300 species of exotic and endangered animals.
Busch Gardens veterinarians have successfully used the therapeutic laser to treat older animals with arthritis, including an aged giraffe and eland antelope, and post-operatively to improve the healing process in chimps and gorillas. The laser has also been helpful in healing bone fractures in raptor wildlife rehab patients.
“Busch Gardens Tampa has long been a leader in zoological veterinary care and our new Animal Care Center allows guests to see our experts in action, using technology such as these amazing lasers,” Jim Dean, President of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay said. “The Cutting Edge Lasers complement the high standards of care we employ to keep the more than 2,000 animals that call Busch Gardens home healthy.”
Laser therapy is relatively new biotechnology that uses the science of photobiostimulation to speed healing. As the Cutting Edge Therapy Laser reaches an injured area, this interaction of light and tissue encourages the production of ATP inside the damaged cells. ATP production in the mitochondria of an injured cell begins the cascade of events necessary for healing such as collagen and enzyme production, cell growth, and increased blood flow. As our best friends age, recover from trauma or surgery, or simply need relief from everyday aches and pains, this advanced technology offers Drug-Free, Surgery-Fee, Pain-Free Relief. There are no known side-effects of Cutting Edge deep tissue laser therapy, as treatments are non-invasive. Depending on the injury, patients can find relief after only a few treatments!
The laser can be used for acute pain such as wounds, surgical incisions, intervertebral disc disease (back pain) or for chronic pain such as osteoarthritis and lick granulomas. Laser therapy can be used to decontaminate wounds and lacerations, treat chronic otitis, decrease inflammation or edema and can reduce healing time of fractures.
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