This is usually termed laser, light amplified by stimulated emission of radiation. It is a therapy that uses light from the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Non-invasive, it stimulates the cell’s metabolic processes to speed up healing. It also stimulates the body’s endorphins to induce a relaxed state, ideal for pre-treatment.
Uses of Phototherapy
-Stimulates healing, can therefore reduce scarring and proudflesh. Ideal post operative, or for slow healing wounds.
- reduces muscle spasm
- relieves pain
- reduces swelling and inflammation
- can be used to relieve chronic pain and inflammatory conditions associated with arthritic conditions.
In all treatments authorisation from the horse’s veterinary surgery is required under the veterinary surgery (exemption) order 1962. This is completed by the physiotherapist prior to treatment.
I offer phototherapy in the Guildford, Surrey area.