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  • Cold laser therapy - your experiences wanted

    Pros? Cons?
    I am thinking of this as a vocation...your thoughts are appreciated. TKS
    www.savethehorses.org GA Horse Rescue
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    We have a friend that is vet/trainer... he has the machine and swears by it... havent used it on any of our horses as we are 10 hours away.

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      I am an advocate for laser therapy, have had very rgood experiences using it, and , in fact, I added that to my busines card ; along with TTOUCH and massage therapy; I don't know how though how you would go about making a vocation of it, did you mean doing therapy other peoples' horses?It is certainly effective in many cases but, I think you would need to hook up with a good holistic vet , and use it only under their direction; I you email me, I 'l be happy to tell you more about my experiences It was the most used modality in my first Aid kit; and is defintely a good investment for your own personal use I was able to hellp many horses, evena friends' dog with my laser
      breeder of Mercury!

      remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans

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      • #4
        Which machine are you referring to?
        "To my Gub... Godspeed my friend, till we meet again." 1996-2007.
        Runway (Sasha) 2009 Zweibrucker filly by Redwine.

        "Silence is golden...and duct tape is silver."

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          Cold Therapy

          I have an old Respond system that I bought used & just had rehabbed and recalibrated this year. I also do massage therapy & sometimes use the two in conjunction with each other.

          I also swear by it, but think that you would need to work with a vet, to make a living at it - be careful to check your state's requirements or risk being charged with practicing medicine without a license, if you go out on your own. Each state gets to define what it considers practicing medicine & vets & other medical professionals lobby for input, which often makes the definition of "practicing medicine" broader than a lay person expects, and I've seen it extend to equine massage, so you really need to check your state's laws & regulations.

          But you asked for peoples' experiences:

          I had a friend with an OTTB gelding with a sore ankle. He had called the vet, but wanted to 'test' the laser & asked me to use it on the gelding's ankle & tell him what I thought.

          I used it for 3 days & then told him I thought 2 things:

          1. In the gelding's case, it was relieving pain but not otherwise doing any therapeutic good.
          2. The gelding reacted when I lasered low on the inside of the ankle & high on the outside of the ankle. I could see the reaction, but couldn't interpret what it meant.

          After the vet took x-rays, the owner told me the gelding had 2 ankle chips - one low & on the inside & one high & on the outside of the ankle.

          Clearly the laser wasn't going to "cure" ankle chips, but it did seem to make the gelding more comfortable. Equally clearly, it wasn't a diagnostic tool in my hands, even though I could observe reactions & make educated guesses.

          I've also used it on muscle-sore horses whose muscles were too tight to tolerate deep muscle massage comfortably, with good results.

          Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
          Hidden Echo Farm, Carlisle, PA -- home of JC palomino sire Canadian Kid (1990 - 2013) & AQHA sire Lark's Favorite, son of Rugged Lark.

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            I'll have to find out the name of the machine our vet friend was using... it was new, and high tech... quite the machine... I believe the temps go down to around freezing... I will check and be back!

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            • #7
              Before anyone goes out and spends bunches of money, might want to check out this thread.

              I have not yet had a chance to test Reed's theory but hopefully will over the holiday weekend!
              "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief

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              • #8
                Not hijacking this thread, but anyone use the Centurion Laser?
                "To my Gub... Godspeed my friend, till we meet again." 1996-2007.
                Runway (Sasha) 2009 Zweibrucker filly by Redwine.

                "Silence is golden...and duct tape is silver."

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                • #9
                  NOTTHSAME

                  Before anyone goes out and spends bunches of money, might want to




                  check out this thread.
                  From what I read there this is NOT the same thing as a therapeutic laser;

                  I stil stand by what I said about my use of the the respond laser; I would not have tried to do without it; I had three boys/colts who came inperiodically with g"dings " , cuts and scrapes; and the laser was the first thing I reached for ; It definitely has antimicrobial properties; also quiets the nerve endings ; once the horses realized that , they became very easy to handle; handle/treat.
                  breeder of Mercury!

                  remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans

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                    Originally posted by Carol Ames View Post
                    Before anyone goes out and spends bunches of money, might want to check out this thread.
                    From what I read there this is NOT the same thing as a therapeutic laser;

                    I stil stand by what I said about my use of the the respond laser; I would not have tried to do without it; I had three boys/colts who came inperiodically with g"dings " , cuts and scrapes; and the laser was the first thing I reached for ; It definitely has antimicrobial properties; also quiets the nerve endings ; once the horses realized that , they became very easy to handle; handle/treat.
                    Well, no offense intended, but the recommendations of a reputable vet and an engineer, neither of whom have a dawg in the hunt, probably weigh more heavily in my mind.

                    But we'll see. I'm currently researching it with the intent of using it on acupressure points for HRH Avery's ringbone.
                    "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief

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                    • #11
                      Pro Laser

                      My mother is a diagnosed fibromialgia patient with her own cold laser. It makes it possible for her to get out of bed in the morning. I have used it on various muscle issues on myself with great success.

                      My applied kinesiologist reccomended i do cold laser on a ligament in my horses leg. He had a deactivated lymph node that he worked on and had me do the laser and massage that point for two weeks.

                      I love the laser.
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                      chaque pas est fait ensemble

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Acertainsmile View Post
                        I'll have to find out the name of the machine our vet friend was using... it was new, and high tech... quite the machine... I believe the temps go down to around freezing... I will check and be back!
                        Just thought I'd correct myself... it wasnt a laser he was using at all... anyway...

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