Expand Your Knowledge of Photobiomodulation (aka Laser Therapy)

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More Frequent, Lower Power Treaments Increase Effectiveness

Compared to clinic based lasers, the Luma home laser system is far more convenient, less costly, and more effective. At MedCoVet, we make laser therapy affordable and easy for pet owners by partnering with veterinarians to prescribe safe solutions for at-home pet laser therapy. Learn more about Luma and how you can try it yourself firsthand below

Laser Therapy does not Work

May 4, 2021

Photobiomodulation (PBM) has been around for 3,000 years (see: 3000 Years of LLLT/Photobiomodulation History), yet it still has not been widely adopted. Most veterinarians assume this is because there is not enough evidence to prove efficacy. However, there are now numerous FDA approved PBM devices on the market. There are also thousands of studies showing…

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Add this One Thing to Supercharge Your Vet Clinic

April 27, 2021

Veterinary medicine is rapidly evolving, and one of the biggest trends over the last few years has been the addition of rehabilitation services. Pet parents are seeking out ways to reduce pain and cost (see: USA Today article), and veterinarians see the benefits of adding additional recurring revenue to their practice to help offset fixed…

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How Much Light Makes it Through Pet Fur?

April 22, 2021

  One of the most common questions we get at MedcoVet is whether treatment should be changed if we are treating through fur.   What happens with dark fur?  What about a really heavy coat?  Our research shows that fur definitely has a huge impact on light, but that the Luma has special features that…

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Are NSAIDs the Only Answer to Arthritic Pet Suffering?

March 17, 2021

More and more veterinarians (and pet parents) are reluctant to entirely rely on long term NSAIDs as a treatment for osteoarthritis. Not all pets tolerate these drugs, NSAIDs can not be used in combination with some other drugs, it can change the pet’s behavior, and long term use can lead to renal toxicity. Low Light…

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Study Finds Laser Therapy Benefits from Frequent Applications

March 30, 2021

How often does photobiomodulation (PBM) need to be applied? A recent study (click here to read study) looked at the difference between infrequent PBM (weekly) and more frequent PBM (every other day) application. The study found that “The data indicated that the proliferation of MSCs plated at high density was enhanced by multiple exposures of…

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Efficacy of Photobiomodulation (PBM)

April 15, 2021

When it comes to laser therapy, bigger is not always better. Recent research regarding efficacy has shown that – in certain situations – high power lasers did not increase it. There was one thing that did… In over 50 years of photobiomodulation research, there have been consistent observations of the biphasic dose response curve known…

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New LLLT Technology Holds Promise to Brain Injuries

January 8, 2020

It has long been established that Laser Therapy has been a safe and effective treatment for inflammation in joints, but can PBM treatment be used to treat other types of disorders? MedcoVet’s CSO, Dr. Michael Hamblin, in collaboration with MIT, recently published its findings on treating certain brain injuries with LLLT. Brain injuries have long…

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MedcoVet CEO interviewed on PetAbility Podcast

December 15, 2020

What really sets MedcoVet apart from other laser therapy companies is that the pet owner treats at home instead of the clinician treating in the clinic.  While this has many benefits (more treatments per week, lower cost per treatment, etc.), it does add new challenges to treating, all of which revolve around bringing the pet…

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3000 Years of LLLT / Photobiomodulation History

May 1, 2020

We have come a long way from the expensive hard to use LLLT/PBM devices of the days of old.

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4 Laser Treatment Myths Vets Still Cling To

November 18, 2020

By Dr. Michael R Hamblin Ph.D (CSO of MedcoVet) Laser Therapy (PBM) is a terrific new modality to an ever-increasing number of vet clinics. It’s great for the pet, the pet parent and the vet clinic. As a Principal Investigator at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, an Associate Professor of Dermatology, Harvard…

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At MedcoVet, we aim to make light therapy available and affordable to anyone that needs it. So, we would like anyone interested, curious, practiced or skeptical to join our community and the discussion.

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