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YVC LASER THERAPY
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY LASER THERAPY (ALT) IN A NUTSHELL
Anti-inflammatory Laser Therapy (ALT) is the use of laser to provide anti-inflammatory treatment to cells and body tissues that have been damaged by illness or injury, in order to relieve pain and restore normal function.
Problems that we treat with ALT include almost the complete medical catalog of illness and injury. We use ALT in the immediate post-operative period for many surgeries and dental procedures. The only organs where the use of ALT is currently limited or contraindicated include the brain and the eyes, respectively. It is not just for dogs and cats: any pet species can be treated with ALT.
ALT can be used alone, or in combination with Regenerative Laser Therapy, other types of medical therapy, and/or surgery.
A typical ALT treatment takes about 15 minutes. Allowing time to check in and out of YVC, and time for us to prepare the laser and prepare the patient, an ALT visit to YVC usually lasts 30 to 40 minutes. Our clients often wait while their pet is treated, but sometimes they will leave their pet with us for part of the day (for no additional charge).
A typical ALT treatment plan for an acute problem, such as an injury or post-operatively, is 1 to 5 treatments. A typical ALT treatment plan for a chronic problem, such as arthritis (including the arthritis associated with cruciate ligament tears) has three phases: the induction phase is 12 treatments delivered at intervals of one every 2 to 3 days; the transition phase is 6 to 12 treatments delivered at increasing intervals; the maintenance phase is treatments delivered at the largest interval that are still effective for the patient.
YVC is the first and only companion pet veterinary practice (definitely in Maine, possibly in the U.S.!) to offer comprehensive anti-inflammatory laser therapy. Our options include:
YVC Anti-inflammatory Laser Therapy 1 (ALT1) = Standard ALT
YVC Anti-inflammatory Laser Therapy 2 (ALT2) = An advanced version of ALT1
YVC Anti-inflammatory Laser Therapy 3 (ALT3) = Another advanced laser therapy, completely
different from ALT2
The prices of Anti-inflammatory Laser Therapy:
single treatment $40
6 treatments $210 ($35 per treatment)
12 treatments $360 ($30 per treatment)
single treatment $50
6 treatments $270 ($45 per treatment)
12 treatments $480 ($40 per treatment)
single treatment $60
6 treatments $330 ($50 per treatment)
12 treatments $600 ($50 per treatment)
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