Westover Animal Hospital

410 N. Westover Blvd
Albany, GA 31707




A Drug-Free Alternative for Most Debilitating Musculoskeletal Disorders


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As the animal ages, pain, stiffness, soreness, and swelling occur around the joints as one of the first stages of arthritis. Certain breeds are genetically predisposed to hip dysplasia which is painful at the onset and debilitating as it progresses. Intervertebral disc disease, lesions can be developing for several years, and then suddenly reveal themselves in an acute onset. All of these disorders respond extremely well to the Companion Therapy Laser. In most cases, after the application of the first treatment of photonic stimulation, the swelling and pain will be reduced within the arthritic joint. Continued therapy sessions have a cumulative effect on the target tissues and initiate a healing process to begin. Chronic disorders, such as hip dysplasia, can be managed with an initial aggressive treatment protocol followed by a maintenance program, tailored to each unique individuals case.


The Science Behind the Companion Therapy Laser™

Light must be absorbed for there to be any biologic effect, and a given wavelength of light may be strongly absorbed by one type of tissue, and be transmitted or scattered by another. Each type of tissue has its specific absorption characteristics depending on its specific components (i.e., skin, hair follicles, pigment, blood, etc.)

The success of the Companion Therapy Laser is due to these factors:
Optimal wavelength for deeper penetration, specifically designed for animals.
Larger doses delivering up to 1,500 times more energy resulting in faster treatment times
Power Density
Delivering a larger number of photons per treatment area for more consistent treatment outcomes

Studies have shown that when tissue cultures are irradiated by lasers, enzymes within cells absorb energy from laser light. Photons are absorbed within the mitochondria and the cell membrane. This produces higher ATP levels and boosts DNA production, leading to an increase in cellular health and energy. These studies have scientifically proven that laser therapy reduces pain, inflammation, and stimulates nerve regeneration, muscle relaxation and immune system response.


Laser Assisted Rehabilitation Outcomes

  • Restore mobility post surgery
  • Improve function and quality of movement after an injury                                                                                                                             
  • Manage acute and chronic pain
  • Improve quality of life for the geriatric and arthritic patients
  • Increase of strength, range of motion, endurance and performance
  • Reduction of pain, swelling and complications