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K-Laser

What is K-Laser?

K-Laser is a class IV laser that delivers red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce therapeutic effect within the body, allowing for maximum penetration into the body. It activates photochemical effects in tissues by specific wavelengths of light, improving cellular and physiological functions

Benefits

Increased circulation by drawing oxygen and nutrients to the affected area

Reduce swelling

Reduce inflammation

Reduce muscle spasms

Reduce stiffness

Accelerated healing for wounds

Analgesic (pain relief)

Anti-oedematous

Absorption of interstitial fluid

What is the K-Laser?

The K-Laser is non-ionising radiation which means it is much safer for tissues compared to x-ray or gamma radiation. 

K-Laser has 4 Wavelengths

1) 970nm - Our horse’s blood consists of mostly of water that absorbs 970nm light very well. Blood transports oxygen to the cells and carries waste away. The energy created from absorbing a light photon results in heat production, creating a temperature gradient at the cellular level, stimulating microcirculation, and bringing more oxygen-fuel to the cells.

2) 905nm - The quicker oxygen is released into the blood stream, the more fuel the cell has to carry out all of its natural healing processes. The peak of hemoglobin’s absorption lies at 905nm, and when this wavelength is absorbed, more of this oxygen-fuel is made available to the cells.

3) 800nm - The enzyme determining how efficiently the cell converts molecular oxygen into ATP has the highest absorption at 800nm. Regardless of the enzyme’s molecular state, when it absorbs a photon it will flip states. Photon absorption will accelerate the process and increase cellular ATP production.

4) 660nm - Melanin in our skin readily absorbs 660nm light. Since light can both inhibit bacteria and promote cell growth, laser therapy has incredible results in wound healing and scar tissue regulation.

Conditions Treated

  • Soft tissue

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Post-surgery rehab

  • Chronic non-healing wounds

  • General lameness

  • Ligament and tendon injuries

  • Capped knees/hock

  • Back spasms/back pain

  • Pain (musculoskeletal and myofascial)

  • Joint injuries

  • Bone and cartilage repair

  • Hoof disorders (e.g. Laminitis, navicular, hoof abscesses)

  • Wounds (Chronic, acute, burns, abscesses)

  • Neurogenic pain

  • Reduction in proud flesh and scar tissue

  • Skin complaints (e.g. dermatitis, mud fever, rain scald)

  • The list goes on!!

Treatment

Treatment sessions often last 3-8 minutes long. For the first three weeks, treatment may be 2-3 times per week then drops down to one per week but each horse will have a tailored treatment programme. Owners may be present and most horses can nibble on a net during treatment.

Why should I chose this method of treatment?

This form of treatment is non-invasive and pain free. Treatment is very quiet so horses do tend to settle quickly. Another positive is most insurance companies will cover treatment as it is recommended by your veterinary surgeon.