FP4-Laser Therapy

What is FP4-Laser Therapy

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:

  • Activation of microcirculation
  • Improvement of  mitochondrial activity (cells ‘power stations to produce energy – ATP)
  • Inhibition of inflammatory mediators
  • Activation of proteins and collagen activation, that are necessary for the formation of new tissue
  • Reduction of pain transmission

What are the benefits of FP4-Laser comparing to other forms of therapy?

  • Accelerated healing processes
  • Improvement of the quality of the scar tissue
  • Short rehabilitation time
  • Non-invasive, painless and stress-free form of therapy
  • No side effects

How is FP4-Laser treatment carried out?

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.

Case studies

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.

Ultrasound image prior to the treatment

Ultrasound image after 14 days of FP4 treatment. The horse was already lame free at this point, 4 weeks later the horse was back in dressage normal work

Ultrasound Image 4 months after treatment

The horse is back on normal training and was back to jumping just two months later at S-level.

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