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arndt schultz lawLaser therapy is added energy to the cells. The biologic effect related to the amount of added energy is described by the so-called Arndt-Shulz law, shown in the picture.

The curve shows that adding a small amount of energy yields a small amount of power, a broad-range medium amount of energy results in a positive, biologic effect, while adding a very large amount of energy provides a biologic inhibition.

This has been well-known for years, but in practice it has been almost impossible to reach the inhibitory part of the curve, simply because the laser devices available were not powerful enough.

ATPEvery problem in the body, acute or chronic, is characterized by a reduced production of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate). ATP is the energy for the cells, which they need to do their job. ATP is therefore necessary in order for the cells to function optimally. Our cells need ATP just like a car needs fuel to drive.

Injury to the body leads to an energy deficit in the cell, which is characterized by a reduced production of ATP. This situation has been re-created in the lab where living cells were put under “nutritional stress”, i.e. they do not receive nutrition during a certain period of time.

peakmeterMore is always better, right? Not always, when it comes to laser therapy. Among scientists, in journals, on the internet, and among the practitioners who use laser therapy, it is a continuous discussion whether you achieve better results when you use more powerful lasers.

caution 300While there is a wide range of indications for the use of laser therapy, there are also a few contraindications to be aware of.

Several veterinarians, horse practitioners, as well as professional and non-professional riders, have already embraced the PowerLaser™ as an effective and essential tool that makes it possible to keep their horse in top shape, despite various injuries.

With the PowerLaser™ Basic VET, you’ll be able to reduce pain and increase mobility in an injured area, as well as accelerate the healing process, and help your horse get back on track faster.

Whether it be an acute or longer-term injury.

At PowerMedic, we make a point of offering an effective and straight-forward tool that you can bring with you, whether your horse needs help in the stable, in the field, or at the race track.

The PowerLaser™ Basic VET comes with an Instruction Manual and a Laser Therapy Manual, which includes recommended protocols for dosage, treatment frequency etc. So that you can rest assured you’re providing the optimal treatment.


Tendon injuries in horses

Unfortunately, horses often sustain tendon injuries, for example to the suspensory ligament or the digital flexor tendons. The injury can occur if the horse is injured, from repetitive stress, or from other illness. Typically, the vet will make the diagnosis after performing an ultrasound scan of the injured area. Tendon injuries can cause a lot of pain, as well lameness and inflammation.

Laser therapy accelerates the natural healing process and increases the blood circulation. This reduces edema and inflammation, and the horse will typically have less pain following laser treatment.


Back pain in horses

Pain in the back region, for instance from muscle tensions or pain from an ill-fitting saddle or bone changes, can cause back stiffness and other symptoms in the back.

Note that similar symptoms, such as muscle stiffness and pain, can also occur as secondary symptoms to lameness in one or more legs. In those instances, treating the back problem will have no effect before the primary problem is solved, therefore a thorough examination is recommended.

Issues in the lower back, resulting in poor performance in the horse, are very common. It could be issues in the bones and/or muscles.

A horse suffering from back pain can often benefit from laser therapy because the laser reduces pain and stimulates the natural healing, for instance following a muscle injury.

For muscle tensions, laser treatment helps loosen the muscles by stimulating the blood supply and increasing the release of waste products.


Wound healing in horses

Laser therapy is very beneficial for treating wounds. Laser therapy increases the blood circulation and accelerates the wound healing. Faster wound healing helps minimize the risk of complications and reduces scar tissue.

Generally, the quicker the wound heals, the less risk of infection, which might otherwise further complicate things.

Wound healing was one of the first indications of laser therapy, which was discovered by accident during animal testing.

It’s common for horses to sustain injuries or wounds, whether in the field or during training.

Laser therapy accelerates the natural healing significantly and shortens the course of disease.

For professional riders and trainers, it’s often crucial that they get their horse back in training as quickly as possible, so they don’t miss competitions or races.


Supplement to other treatment

Laser treatment can be very beneficial as a supplement to other treatments.

Here’s what some of your colleagues are saying:

Reduction in healing time

“One of our prominent race horses became lame and was diagnosed with a fracture in the joint capsule in the coronet. The vet recommended a training-free period of 7-9 weeks and treatment with the PowerLaser 2-3 times a week. After 6 weeks of laser treatment, they did a control scan and gave us the go-ahead to start rehabilitation. 1-3 weeks sooner than the vet had expected. This gave us the indication that the PowerLaser works, and we now use laser therapy on several of our horses, including for wounds, locked muscles, and injuries in the coronet, knee etc.”

Jan Friis, Professional harness racing coach, Denmark


Effective treatment

“I’ve treated several horses with sore lower back muscles, and the feedback we get from the horse owners afterwards is really interesting. They can feel that their horse is more loosened up during riding and is able to stretch their head and neck further down, during ‘carrot exercises’, for instance. The PowerLaser has also shown to be very effective for edema and quickly reduces swelling. It’s amazing how many things you can use the PowerLaser for.”

Dorte Ulrich, DVM, Sandberg Dyreklinik, Denmark


Which laser should I choose?

Our new PowerLaser™ Basic VET Series gives you the best options for laser treatment for your horse.

For more information, please contact us.

gigalaser red blue 300   Many practitioners are aware that laser therapy accelerates the natural healing process, and many of them also know that light therapy has been used for various healing purposes for many years.

On certain laser models, PowerMedic Lasers combine different types of light to give practitioners new treatment options. 


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