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How laser therapy can be used for specific patient cases

Long Beach, California convention center

Tom Walsh, DVM, CCRP, MBA, explained how laser therapy can be used in post-operative, orthopedic, and neurologic cases

While at the Fetch conference in Long Beach, California, Tom Walsh, DVM, CCRP, MBA, owner of PrimePet Rehabilitation Therapy in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, sat down with dvm360 in an interview to explain how lasers can benefit post-operative patients and reduce pain and inflammation. He also discussed the success he has seen with using lasers for orthopedic and neurologic cases in his practice.

The following is a partial transcript of the video.

Tom Walsh, DVM, CCRP, MBA: So for post-operative pain, lasers are fantastic, because they do reduce inflammation, but they also activate photochemically, the mitochondria, which breaks the pain cycle. And so we're able to go down that path to really reduce that pain and inflammation at the same time. And that's a powerful medium for the animal because even though they can't communicate it, they can feel it and they respond to it very quickly.

Both orthopedic and neurologic cases in my practice, have benefited greatly from laser, obviously, from inflammation reduction, pain reduction. But we've also seen the advancements of studies have come out recently that say, that laser over range of motion is actually even more effective.

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