Laser Therapy works with a high- frequency laser and has been used successfully for years on humans, particularly on high-performance athletes. It is a completely painless form of therapy which allows, for example, professional athletes with tendon injuries or ligament tears to return to professional sports level after a short period of rehabilitation. The high success rate has provided the experience and technical expertise as well as 30 years research rapport to adapt it to the needs of equine medicine.
Through 4 patented wavelengths which are produced at the same time but each with their own characteristics, a higher total energy level is achieved at the target tissue. This combination leads to biostimulation and thus to renovation of the injured tissue and relief of the pain and inflammation.
Among the effects of FP4 Laser, some of these are:
At the beginning of the treatment – and after a diagnosis is settled – a suitable laser and training programs are created accordingly. For the Laser Therapy, a period of at least two weeks is scheduled, in which the horse is lasered 1-2 times a day. The horse remains in the hospital during this period but an ambulatory therapy is also available when requested. The combination of an individually adapted patient's training plan, weekly ultrasound examinations and regular inspections of the horse’s movement, makes the laser therapy a highly successful form of treatment. Ambulatory laser treatment can also be made available for recurrence prevention.
A 7 year old S-level show-jumping horse suffered an acute injury at the superficial digital flexor tendon. The horse was treated during a period of 2 weeks with the stationary FP4 laser.