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Laser therapy for pain management

Long Beach, California convention center

Tom Walsh, DVM, CCRP, MBA, explained how to discuss laser therapy as a pain management option with clients

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 and shared his start in veterinary rehabilitation. He also explained his tips for talking to clients about laser therapy and how it could be an option for pets in need of acute or chronic pain management.

The following is a partial transcript of the video.

Tom Walsh, DVM, CCRP, MBA: I was going through my clinical rotations and I fell in love with a professor that had amazing results in physical therapy. But then I went on and pursued a general practice career for many years over a decade. Then, during COVID-19, I got a chance to kind of take a deep breath and I started this company, and really followed my passion for just rehabilitation.

It really is about education, letting [clients] know why we're doing it, how often we need to do it—which I recommend 2 or 3 times a week, if not daily, for short segments, and it's a cumulative effect.

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