Acupuncture & Laser Therapy
Acupuncture & laser therapy sessions are carried out by vet Ailsa Pringle who is the owner of Veterinary Pain Management. Ailsa works with senior or physically impaired pets to improve their pain and comfort levels - keeping them happier and healthier for longer.
Acupuncture has become increasingly more popular and useful as an adjunctive therapy to conventional medicine in animals. Acupuncture is a very safe treatment modality if practiced appropriately, and is generally well accepted by most of our pets.
Increases blood circulation
Consultations are between 30-60 minutes in length, and initial treatment packages are available, with maintenance appointments at varying intervals thereafter. Home visits may be accommodated at an increased rate
Laser therapy is becoming another popular therapy in veterinary practices. A Class IV laser uses light energy to stimulate a healing response in tissues that are damaged or functioning abnormally. Laser can be used to reduce inflammation and pain, and increase the body’s healing capacity.
Consultations and treatment times are relatively short and very well tolerated by our pets, with initial treatment packages and maintenance appointments available.
Chronic Pain Management Consultations
Pain Clinic consultations encompass a multi-modal and completely individualised approach to the management of pain in cats and dogs. Pain Clinics can be used for multiple disorders for example, osteoarthritis, geriatric mobility issues, intervertebral disc disease, neuropathic or nerve pain, pain of unknown origin or when previous treatments are not tolerated or sufficient anymore.
An initial consultation is 90 minutes long and a very in-depth assessment of the pet’s lifestyle, pain levels, current treatments and overall expectations is performed. This assessment will allow the formulation of a comprehensive report, which could include household and environmental advice, medication regime changes, acupuncture, laser therapy, physiotherapy (external provider), hydrotherapy (external provider) and lifestyle changes.