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justgofaster
Reg. Jun 2012
Posted 2013-11-25 1:11 PM (#6875013)
Subject: Laser Therapy




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Just wondering if anyone owns/uses laser therapy on their horses and what kind of issues have you seen success treating? Bad experiences are also welcome, I am looking at maybe purchasing my own but wanted to get some feedback... Thanks
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DD2012
Reg. Apr 2012
Posted 2013-11-25 1:29 PM (#6875035 - in reply to #6875013)
Subject: RE: Laser Therapy


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We have seen some(still have reservations) results from the Respond system. To early to tell if any long term benifits.


I will say this. I think the little flashlight looking gadgets are waste of time and money.

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justgofaster
Reg. Jun 2012
Posted 2013-11-25 1:32 PM (#6875044 - in reply to #6875013)
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I'm actually looking at purchasing a cold laser system (not one of the little flash light ones) to help with accupressure and massage treatments. Looked at the respond laser as well as the one from Multiradiance...
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JTGWOLF
Reg. Feb 2008
Posted 2013-11-25 2:17 PM (#6875100 - in reply to #6875013)
Subject: RE: Laser Therapy



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We have the K-Laser awesome results there is pics of a horse we treated on our FB page K.E.Y. Animal Hospital
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AfleetEquine
Reg. Mar 2013
Posted 2013-11-25 2:38 PM (#6875132 - in reply to #6875044)
Subject: RE: Laser Therapy



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justgofaster - 2013-11-25 2:32 PM

I'm actually looking at purchasing a cold laser system (not one of the little flash light ones) to help with accupressure and massage treatments. Looked at the respond laser as well as the one from Multiradiance...

I bought mine for the same reason you did. Honestly, I have both a laser and a magnawave now. I LOVE my laser for tendons/bones/liniments. . . Muscles, not so much but that's because I feel my magnawave is better for that.
I feel like the laser is really beneficial if it can be done 2x/3x a day if there is a chronic problem or injury to the bone or tendon. Otherwise, no. I don't feel like it is helpful. Most of the energy is absorbed by the skin and tissue, so for it to truly have an effect that it should be recognized with - it needs to be used multiple times.

The flash light things (infrared, LED lights) are almost 95% absorbed by the skin and do not penetrate like a laser would. Therefore, spend the extra thousand or whatever and get a REAL laser.
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sassy&tessa
Reg. Jul 2008
Posted 2013-11-25 2:42 PM (#6875134 - in reply to #6875013)
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I have a cold laser.  My good friend (who is a vet that graduated from UC Davis and specailizes in chiropractic and acupuncture) told me there isnt a whole lot of difference between the one that I have and the fancy ones.  She doesn't use a fancy one at all but it works-I have watched it work MANY times.

I bought mine because there is no acupuncturist out here in Texas and I needed relief in between the 6 month-year wait to beg her to come out from Cali.   Well now she is going to be out here full time in a week so it isn't as needed as it was.

IMO lasers can't do anything compared to what a good chiro followed by acupuncture treatment can. 


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AfleetEquine
Reg. Mar 2013
Posted 2013-11-25 2:50 PM (#6875138 - in reply to #6875134)
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sassy&tessa - 2013-11-25 3:42 PM

I have a cold laser.  My good friend (who is a vet that graduated from UC Davis and specailizes in chiropractic and acupuncture) told me there isnt a whole lot of difference between the one that I have and the fancy ones.  She doesn't use a fancy one at all but it works-I have watched it work MANY times.

I bought mine because there is no acupuncturist out here in Texas and I needed relief in between the 6 month-year wait to beg her to come out from Cali.   Well now she is going to be out here full time in a week so it isn't as needed as it was.

IMO lasers can't do anything compared to what a good chiro followed by acupuncture treatment can. 

Agreed with the chiropractor and if it is ELECTROacupuncture. Massage needs to be worked in conjunction with chiropractic care.
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sassy&tessa
Reg. Jul 2008
Posted 2013-11-25 3:00 PM (#6875159 - in reply to #6875138)
Subject: RE: Laser Therapy



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AfleetEquine - 2013-11-25 2:50 PM
sassy&tessa - 2013-11-25 3:42 PM I have a cold laser.  My good friend (who is a vet that graduated from UC Davis and specailizes in chiropractic and acupuncture) told me there isnt a whole lot of difference between the one that I have and the fancy ones.  She doesn't use a fancy one at all but it works-I have watched it work MANY times.



I bought mine because there is no acupuncturist out here in Texas and I needed relief in between the 6 month-year wait to beg her to come out from Cali.   Well now she is going to be out here full time in a week so it isn't as needed as it was.



IMO lasers can't do anything compared to what a good chiro followed by acupuncture treatment can. 
Agreed with the chiropractor and if it is ELECTROacupuncture. Massage needs to be worked in conjunction with chiropractic care.

Very rarely do I see her do electroacupuncture.  Usually it is just the needles.  She has fixed more than a few of my horses.  I have never seen anyone work as brilliantly as she does.  She has a gift. 

And if you don't think regular acupuncture works, you haven't seen my horses with her.  Or the difference in them when she is done. 

I have tried massage and I don't like it near as much as I like chiro with acupuncture.  I will stick with the person that has worked some magic on my horses.  I am so thankful to have her! 
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perfectturns
Reg. Aug 2009
Posted 2013-11-25 3:53 PM (#6875227 - in reply to #6875013)
Subject: RE: Laser Therapy



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Love the respond laser. I've used it on myself and it works, I have alot of back shoulder and neck pain... huge difference when I use it. For my horses I've used it for laminitis, joint & muscle pain.
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justgofaster
Reg. Jun 2012
Posted 2013-11-25 4:18 PM (#6875251 - in reply to #6875013)
Subject: RE: Laser Therapy




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Thanks for the replys everyone, has anyone had success with lasers treating arthritis?
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fencejockey
Reg. Jul 2009
Posted 2013-11-25 4:37 PM (#6875268 - in reply to #6875013)
Subject: RE: Laser Therapy


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My mother bought one for herself ( respond) she was going to have carpel tunel ( spelling ? ) anyway she didn't have to have it. The main thing with the laser is you have to have a correct diagnosis , if you aren't treating the correct thing of course you won't have results. I have had one for years and won't do without it, had great results on the horses and family , it isn't an overnight cure you have to use it consistently but it does work.
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fencejockey
Reg. Jul 2009
Posted 2013-11-25 5:28 PM (#6875297 - in reply to #6875013)
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Also forgot to ad you Do Not have to laser 2 or 3 times a day
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TripleK
Reg. Aug 2006
Posted 2013-11-25 5:52 PM (#6875317 - in reply to #6875013)
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We use a Respond daily in our barn. In the past, through daily use of the Respond, we successfully dissolved a chip on the tip of the coffin bone. We also use it to treat a horse with navicular. The unit is so handy to have. Not only do we use it on horses, we use it on ourselves. When I tore my ACL & MCL, my physical therapist was amazed that I had access to a class 4 laser. It drastically improved my down time and recovery rate. I would highly recommend a Respond.
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darchick
Reg. Jan 2004
Posted 2014-01-22 2:19 PM (#6922104 - in reply to #6875013)
Subject: RE: Laser Therapy




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Bumping this back up because I'm wanting to buy a laser to use on my broodmare with a 16 month old recovering tendon sheath infection.  Obviously, it's no longer infected but she still has damage to the tendon.  I would use it mainly to keep her comfortable and would also want something to use on my competition horse(s). 

I would like more input on which brands to check into and which ones to avoid.

Thanks
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darchick
Reg. Jan 2004
Posted 2014-01-22 4:23 PM (#6922183 - in reply to #6875013)
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anyone???  anyone???? 
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readytorodeo
Reg. Dec 2005
Posted 2014-01-22 4:37 PM (#6922199 - in reply to #6875013)
Subject: RE: Laser Therapy


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Respond Laser is one of the best. 
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darchick
Reg. Jan 2004
Posted 2014-01-23 8:16 PM (#6923235 - in reply to #6875013)
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Crooks
Reg. Jan 2008
Posted 2014-01-23 11:22 PM (#6923327 - in reply to #6875013)
Subject: RE: Laser Therapy



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Look up spectratherapy.com cold laser wrap...wearable n portable..I've had alot of success with an arthritic pastern that had chronic inflammation & thus lameness..now sound and recently a frostbite problem n got the circulation back taking all the swelling out. Horses love when you wrap the important acupressure meridians...you can see them relax, yawn and lick their lips. Currently I'm experimenting with lung meridians for a mare that has COPD and she hasn't coughed under saddle or hard work since using it. With the wraps you don't have to be dead on target points because you are treating the whole area, easier than trying to use that little pen.
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smsmith166
Reg. Jan 2014
Posted 2014-01-24 6:49 PM (#6923992 - in reply to #6875013)
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Laser therapy is an effective drug free treatment for swelling, pain relief, wound closure, and most any type of tissue injury. In addition, it enhances performance by improving the circulatory system, pre-charging the muscular skeletal system with oxygen pre event. Post event it helps to stimulate the lymphatic system to get rid of lactic acid waste, swelling and ultimately relieves the pain and stress in the joints from the exertion. For injuries, it kick starts the healing of injuries such as suspensory ligaments and significantly reduces the recovery time. It out performs the traditional protocols such as ice. Spectra Therapy has a wearable laser wrap that is easy to use and administers automatic treatments at prescribed intervals. It takes two to three minutes to apply the wrap and your horse receives continuous treatments. You can use it over and over again and do not need to incur costly vet bills. It is drug free and safe. It not only makes sense from a medical standpoint, but also financial.
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luvinrunnin
Reg. Jan 2006
Posted 2014-01-24 9:05 PM (#6924063 - in reply to #6875013)
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Anybody know about how much the Respond laser runs?
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