Friday, November 9, 2012

Pain Reduction

A client being treated (successfully) for knee pain asked how the laser alleviated pain immediately. While there has been extensive research to show that the laser works to relieve pain, there are no definitive answers as to how. What is known is that cold laser therapy increases the release of endorphins, blocks firing of pain fibers, increases nitric oxide production, increases the levels of acetylcholine (which regenerates damaged nerves), and decreases levels of inflammatory chemicals.
Horses and dogs can't tell me that their pain is gone, but when I see them licking their lips and closing their eyes so peacefully, I get the message!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Combining Structural Integration Massage and Laser is Powerful!

There are more than 3,000 positive studies and 300 randomized double blinded clinical trials proving the benefits of cold laser therapy!

The benefits of laser therapy can’t be overstated. It not only hastens healing, it actually improves the way tissue repairs and renews itself.

In post-operative patients, laser treatments reduce the risk of complications.

Lasers can reverse muscle atrophy and improve tendon and ligament strength and resilience. Range of motion, function, flexibility and mobility are all enhanced. In addition, the probability of re-injury is significantly less. Pets get back on their feet and return to normal activities faster.

Patients don’t need to be sedated. No drugs are involved; there are no IV lines and no invasive clipping of hair or cutting into the skin.

Laser therapy treatments are cumulative, meaning each treatment builds on prior treatments and the animal’s condition improves continuously.
When combined with stress point and trigger point release through deep tissue massage, mobility and health can be restored. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

More Laser Info

I haven't posting lately as I'm in the process of setting up a new computer and a new blog address (to be announced very soon!). I have been reading many laser studies, and here are some of the exciting discoveries:

Lasers increase the production of new, functional cells, resulting in shorter recovery periods.

The tissues exposed to laser light have greater strength after healing, reducing the risk of re-injury.

Laser therapy reduces the production of scar tissue.

The body goes through 4 healing stages: inflammation, proliferation, remodeling, maturation. Laser therapy impacts each phase in positive ways.

In increase in the formation of capillaries (remember: every muscles fiber, and there are millions, has its' own capillary) which carry oxygen to healing tissue.

I will be posting more soon on pain reduction, and decreased inflammation.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Website for Horse Health and more is an excellent resource for information on all aspects of your horses' health. There is information on nutrition, injuries,caring for your aging horse,farriers, even how to properly blanket.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Finish Line Products

I had a chance to sample quite a few products at the Woodside Horse Trials this weekend. They are all formulated from natural ingredients and are very effective. Recommended!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

My Favorite Products

This should be in every first aid kit This is the laser I use.