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

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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Can Lasers Reduce Medication in Veterinary Medicine?

November 12, 2020

Pet owners are becoming increasingly sensitive to overmedicating and the accompanying side effects that come with this strategy.  Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT), or Photobiomodulation (PBM,) has always held the promise of treatment without side effects. Although it may seem self-evident that successful PBM treatments should lead to a reduction in the amount of medication…

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Study Finds Laser Therapy Benefits from Frequent Applications

November 5, 2020

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)

October 30, 2020

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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Are NSAIDs the Only Answer to Arthritic Pet Suffering?

October 21, 2020

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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New LLLT Technology Holds Promise to Brain Injuries

October 13, 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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Add this One Thing to Supercharge Your Vet Clinic

October 7, 2020

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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Everything You Wanted to Know About Veterinarian Photobiomodulation but Were Afraid to Ask

September 30, 2020

Let’s face it, there is a lot of confusing information out there about laser therapy. This vendor says one thing, and another vendor says something different, this study shows this, and that study is just the opposite of the first one. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a single source for all your LLLT…

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Laser Therapy does not Work

September 17, 2020

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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Shedding New Light on LLLT (aka Photobiomodulation)

August 20, 2020

When it comes to laser therapy, bigger is not always better.  Recent research has shown that, in certain situations, high power lasers did not increase efficacy.  This same study also showed the one thing that did increase efficacy. One of the observations that has consistently been made in the course of fifty years of investigation…

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