The Regenerative Wavelength

A range of regenerative therapies are widely applied in the sport horse world on a daily basis. Whether it’s stem cell therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), physical rehabilitation or laser therapy, they all have the same purpose: to replace or repair damage to tissues and organs commonly caused by injury and disease, and/or influenced by age and congenital defects. The science and application of laser therapy (not to be confused with laser surgery) was explained in detail at a recent seminar presented by Ronald J. Riegel, DVM, at The Sanctuary Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center in Ocala, Florida. Riegel is a co-founder of the American Institute of Medical Laser Applications and is the author of Laser Therapy in the Companion Animal Practice, and co-author of Laser Therapy for the Equine Athlete. What is It? Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a form of laser treatment used in veterinary practice and by horse…

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