We're delighted to announce that as part of our continuous investment in new technology and equipment, we are now able from our Hadleigh surgery to offer therapeutic laser treatment to our patients. Therapeutic laser treatment has been described as a drug-free, surgery-free, pain-free treatment for inflammation and at Highcliff we believe it can compliment conventional medicine and surgery wonderfully well. The state of the art laser is a Class IV laser allowing treatment deep within the body (previous classes of therapeutic laser were limited to treating more superficial problems such as skin disease).
We are very excited about this technology that helps to create an optimal healing environment whilst reducing inflammation, swelling, muscle spasm, stiffness and pain. This is achieved by the laser promoting increased blood circulation in the treated area, drawing increased oxygen and nutrients with it, and actually allowing the cells within the treated tissue to "work" harder. A number of clients and their pets have already experienced the benefits of the laser which can be used for a huge variety of condition such as osteoarthritis, after operations to aid recovery, ligament and muscle injuries and burns to name just a few.
No sedation or restraint of the pet is required and the experience is usually pleasant and comforting. Usually a course of six treatments would be given over a three week period, with each session lasting 2-8 minutes depending on the area of the body being treated and the reason for treatment. A course of six treatments at the time of writing in February 2015 costs just £97.20.
Matisse can be seen here being treated:
Matisse's owner has been delighted with the results:
"On Christmas Eve, Matisse struggled to get up after a short period of lying down and we thought that he was heading for serious problems - we contacted our vet who recommended we try laser therapy. We have been really pleased with the results - he has moved much easier since the second treatment, is happy to walk each day for 20-40 minutes and overall seems much more mobile. He is even trying to jump in the car again! We are under no illusions with a 15 year old dog but we wanted him to have comfort and laser therapy has given him just that. We are so grateful to the staff at Hadleigh for their help and guidance."
If you think that therapeutic laser treatment could help your pet, please contact one of our surgeries to discuss suitability with one of our vets. If you are not actually a registered client of Highcliff Veterinary Practice, we can still offer you pet laser treatment but would need the permisson of your usual Veterinary Surgeon to do so.