Photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT), also known as laser therapy, is a form of light therapy based on the photochemical process called photobiomodulation (PBM). The cascade of events caused by PBM at the cellular level has been scientifically proven to provide benefits that include:
- Pain Relief
- Anti-inflammatory and anti-edematous effects
- Increased synthesis of ATP (cellular energy)
- Increased tissue oxygenation and nutrient delivery
- Increased rate of tissue regeneration
- Increased microcirculation
Through these mechanisms, the effects of this non-invasive therapy result in accelerated healing and restoration of function within the tissue.
PBMT can benefit many tissue types including nerves, muscles, skin, tendons and ligaments, joint capsules, and bone. It can benefit both acute and chronic conditions that include, but are not limited to:
- Back and neck pain
- Wound healing
- SI-related pain
- Arthritic conditions
- Tendon and ligament injury
- Synovitis and tenosynovitis
There are several reasons you would apply laser therapy to these areas. First, through the above-mentioned mechanisms, laser therapy provides immediate pain relief, while enhancing and accelerating the healing process of any injury. This applies to soft tissue and tendon/ligament injuries, as well as open wounds. Second, it can help your horses maintain peak performance within their athletic discipline, as well as help prevent certain tissue injuries. Third, it can be used as a compliment to stem cell and PRP treatment protocols.
Our entire staff is dedicated to assisting your horses feel their best, while optimizing their health and performance. We understand that it is important that they are healthy in order to compete to the best of their abilities. Races, shows, and even general riding can put a lot of strain on various structures. Laser therapy can help assist in the relief of current pain or prevent future pain. We are here to answer all of your questions and take care of all of your concerns.
If you have any questions regarding equine laser therapy, contact us today at (530) 386-0738.