Laser Therapy

At Glenbrae we currently have a Class 4 Laser.

Low Level Laser therapy has been available for several years in the medical field for the treatment of pain, wound healing, musculoskeletal conditions and as an alternative to needles in acupuncture. The same physiological effects are utilized in animal therapy to provide an effective way to improve the healing of:-

• Wounds
• Soft tissue & muscular injuries
• Tendon & ligament problems

How does it work?

The laser uses different wavelengths and pulsing frequencies of light to stimulate the cells involved in the body’s own healing process. Laser therapy enhances endorphin release which together with its ability to suppress C-fibre activity can be used in pain management. Finally the capability to stimulate acupuncture points allows treatment of conditions by acupuncture.

Low lever laser makes a real difference in both the speed and quality of wound healing, particularly where the healing is delayed. Low level laser can relieve pain in all manners of conditions from arthritic joints to skin disorders.

Laser can be used on its own or in conjunction with conventional veterinary treatment. It is safe, non-invasive, painless and free from side effects. An advantage of laser therapy is that it is drug-free which is especially useful in cases where certain drugs are contra-indicated or cannot be tolerated by the individual animal.

Low Level Laser therapy has been available for several years in the medical field for the treatment of pain, wound healing, musculoskeletal conditions and as an alternative to needles in acupuncture. The same physiological effects are utilized in animal therapy to provide an effective way to improve the healing of:-

• Wounds
• Soft tissue & muscular injuries
• Tendon & ligament problems

Fentons Story

I highly recommend Glenbrae Veterinary Clinic. I am a recent veterinary graduate from the University of Glasgow Veterinary School, and have spent a considerable amount of time at various small animal clinics as part of the course requirements. Glenbrae is far and away the most progressive clinic in which I trained. All the veterinarians and nurses are up to date with new treatments and protocols. They have diagnostic tools and services that many other clinics don’t have, such as, dental x-ray, which is an invaluable aid in providing the best dental care treatments, as well as, an ultrasound veterinary specialist at the clinic twice a week. Not only do they provide the most state-of-the-art conventional medicine, but, they also practice holistic medicine which includes alternative therapies, such as, acupuncture, laser therapy, and physiotherapy.

After spending three weeks at the clinic as part of my veterinary course, I decided to have my own dog, Fenton treated there. He had recently had his toe amputated at his old vets and then got diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called progressive cutaneous angiomatosis. The surgical site would not heal despite 7+ weeks of traditional wound management: rest, Manuka honey on the wound, bandaging, antibiotics, pain killers and then towards the end trying to get it to heal by going bandage free. Nothing was working and I was tremendously distressed, especially, since the veterinarian treating him postulated that his condition was preventing the area from healing and concluded that his prognosis for recovery was not good!

The holistic specialist and clinic owner, Wendy, saw Fenton. She is brilliant. She prescribed a topical holistic cream to use on the non-healing wound, a homeopathic tablet for healing and low intensity laser therapy at the wound site 2-3 times per week to promote healing. I was astonished and thrilled with the results! The low intensity laser treatment worked so well, that significant healing could be seen in just four days! I have included before and after pictures below.

Meet Kia

Kia is a lovely 3yr old crossbreed.​

Unfortunately a week before Christmas, Kia was out running around and cut the inside of her thigh. Her owners took her to VetsNow emergency clinic and was found to have an extensive wound with little skin left to close. The wound was sutured but unfortunately opened up again. Kia was seen back at Glenbrae and we resutured but Kia was left with a large deficit to heal by itself.

Wounds take time to heal and Kia being a lively young dog was very keen to get back to running around and we decided to use our new Laser to speed up the healing. Every 4 days Kia faithfully came back to the clinic for her Laser therapy. It doesn’t hurt at all and Kia enjoys all the attention and tummy rubs she gets from the staff. Every time we see her back we are astonished by her progress.

Now after 6 weeks of treatment Kia is back to her normal walks. Her wound is now a small 5mm scab and is looking fabulous.

Well Done Kia x

OPENING HOURS

What time Glenbrae opens?

Bearsden

Monday 8.30-8pm
Tuesday - Friday 8.30-7pm
Saturday 8.30-4.30pm

 Dumbarton

Monday - Friday 8.30-6.30pm
Saturday - 9am-12.30pm

 

Muirhead

Monday - Friday 8.30-6.30pm
Saturday - 9am-12.30pm

At Bearsden
49 - 53 Stockiemuir
Ave Bearsden, Glasgow.
G61 3JJ

0141 942 7070

reception@glenbraevet.co.uk

At Dumbarton
18 Station
Road, Dumbarton
G82 INS

01389 765 555

castlebrae@glenbraevet.co.uk

At Muirhead
5 - 7 Station Road, Glasgow
G69 9EF

0141 465 8800

muirhead@glenbraevet.co.uk

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