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What is Electrotherapy?

Laser therapy

Laser therapy is a non-invasive, complementary treatment that we use to treat a variety of conditions in pets. It is excellent for relieving pain and reducing inflammation without any side effects. Mostly commonly, we use laser therapy for arthritis and to assist postoperative healing and wound management.

The laser stimulates the cells, making them work harder, producing more energy and increasing blood flow. This stimulation releases chemicals called endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, which are pumped out by the brain during times of pain and stress. Laser therapy is a non-invasive, safe method used to treat acute and chronic injuries, arthritis, sprains, strains, swelling due to back disc problems and musculoskeletal abnormalities. It can also help to regenerate nerve tissue after surgery. We use a class IV laser from Companion Animal Health, which is the highest level laser available, offering the best level of treatment.

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy or PEMF uses dynamic magnets, with a pulsed current, to restore or change a cell's potential. This enhances the body's repair process. PEMF is effective for reducing muscle spasm, reducing inflammation, fracture repair, nerve regeneration and for pain control.

Therapeutic ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound is the application of sound waves to an area which cause a mechanical micro massage of tissues which help to increase circulation, enhance collagen production, and reduce scar tissue formation by encouraging the appropriate orientation of the newly forming collagen fibres.  Therapeutic ultrasound is excellent at enhancing tendon or ligament repair and reducing scar tissue.

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

TENS work slightly differently in animals than it does in human use. It is primarily used for pain control, as it causes the release of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, β endorphin and other hormones. TENS may also be used to produce some muscle contraction. It stimulates sensory and motor nerves to reduce pain, often used after surgery, but can also be used in the management of chronic or acute pain caused by injury.

To book a treatment session please complete the Vet Referral Form below and send to info@spk9therapy.co.uk