Companion Therapy System is the most powerful laser available on the market which allows veterinarians to treat patients by achieving consistent results in treating damaged tissue efficiently.
Class IV laser therapy is an evolving science in veterinary medicine. As the technology has grown in use, the experience of hundreds of practitioners has contributed to a better understanding of how to achieve reproducible success with treatments.
Practitioners should follow recommended protocols and should design treatments to optimize results in each patient. Treatment of each patient should follow accurate diagnosis, assessment of the degree of tissue abnormality, and assessment of the degree of chronicity of the abnormality. With the data collected, this manual will help the practitioner design and conduct effective treatments using appropriate doses of laser energy.
Success in treating conditions depends on delivering an appropriate dose of laser energy into the affected tissue (the correct target dose). Insufficient dosing results in treatment failure. Overdosing wastes time and practice resources.
Target doses are expressed in Joules/cm2. One Joule is the energy delivered with one Watt of power in one second. Established target doses are:
- Superficial Conditions [conditions in tissue we can see] - 3-4 Joules/cm2
- Deep Conditions [conditions under the skin] - 8-10 Joules/cm2
Established target doses are safe starting points for successful treatment design. Variations in target depth, tissue mass, tissue density, and disease processes require dose adjustment for best effect.Some conditions require doses between the superficial and deep doses. A small number of conditions require higher than established doses.
Treatments should be designed to achieve a dose appropriate for the condition, and to include an appropriate number of treatments, at appropriate intervals to achieve results. Some conditions require only a single treatment, others require multiple treatments, others require long term maintenance treatment after achieving clinical improvement.
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