OMAHA, Neb., July 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sirius Veterinary Orthopedic Center announces the addition of Class IV Laser Therapy for veterinary orthopedics. Therapy lasers of this type are used to reduce pain, increase circulation, and promote healing. Depending on the condition being treated, they may be used alone or with other types of therapy. Laser therapy is extremely useful in small animals with soft tissue injuries, arthritic joints, and helps enhance the healing process after surgical repair.

Many animals experience problems with their joints. Some have these troubles due to breed tendencies, while others acquire orthopedic issues after years of athletic activity or simply due to advanced age. In any case, even an animal that is otherwise healthy can end up in pain, crippled, or otherwise handicapped because of these problems. This is where a clinic like the Sirius Veterinary Orthopedic Center comes in.

"Orthopedic problems in dogs and other animals result in a myriad of symptoms. The primary diagnosis or condition may actually only be part of the problem. As the issue persists, the affected area becomes inflamed, circulation to the damaged part decreases, and the pain intensifies. All of these problems are addressed by the use of laser therapy," said Dr. Chris Horstman, owner and chief of staff at Sirius Veterinary Orthopedic Center.

The clinic's Class IV Laser Therapy is meant to help with the healing of orthopedic issues involving the bones and related connective tissues. When its light penetrates the skin, it decreases pain, increases circulation, and triggers the body to speed up cell production so that damaged joints heal faster. For some injuries, such as severe osteoarthritis, the laser and rest may be all that is needed to bring a full recovery. With other issues, the laser serves as an adjunct treatment to improve results.

Laser therapy is one of the easiest types of treatments for pets to have. It is performed simply by passing a laser wand over the painful area. Pets accept it with no problems since there is no discomfort involved.

About Sirius Veterinary Orthopedic Center

This center is dedicated to treating orthopedic injuries and diseases in dogs and other companion animals. It refers to its patients as "four-legged athletes," to emphasize the fact that pets can be very active. Patients must be referred to the center by their regular veterinarians; walk-ins are not accepted.

Appointments can be scheduled on weekdays between 8:00am – 5:00pm. Visit for additional information on their veterinary orthopedic services.

Sirius Veterinary Orthopedic Center
3125 S 61st Avenue
Omaha NE, 68106
(402) 934-1332