Laser Therapy Principles for the Equine Athlete

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1.5 hours



This class will identifies the biological effects of medical lasers and describes techniques for administering laser therapy to equine patients


This course outlines the biological effects of medical lasers for treating common conditions in equine athletes. It covers the effects of medical lasers in the promotion of analgesia, acceleration of wound healing, and reduction of inflammation.

There are demonstrations for treating a variety of disorders concerning the head, cervical region, shoulder, carpals, metacarpals, fetlock, hoof, back, hip, stifle, hock, and others.

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Course Length 1.5 hours
Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Describe how laser therapy promotes analgesia and reduces inflammation
  • Explain how laser therapy accelerates wound healing
  • Identify proper dosages, settings, and procedures for applying laser therapy
  • Describe proper techniques for applying laser therapy
Additional Recommended Courses
  • Medical Laser Safety
  • The Science behind Medical Lasers

This course details the application of therapeutic laser. This course instructs the user in the use, application of energy, proper application and documentation of laser therapy. Participants in this online seminar will learn some of the benefits of the use of therapeutic lasers, and learn to improve the outcome of other therapies used in conjunction with the application of therapeutic laser light.


  1. Biochemical Effects of Lasers & Analgesia
  2. Inflammation Reduction
  3. Wound Healing through Photobiostimulation
  4. Biological & Physiological Effects of Laser Therapy
  5. General Laser Therapy Principles
  6. Administration to Head, Cervical Region, and Shoulder
  7. Administration to Carpals, Metacarpals, Fetlock, and Hoof
  8. Administration to Back, Hip, Stifle, and Hock
  9. Quiz

Course Evaluation

Certificate of Completion


This program has been approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call AIMLA (937-642-9813) for further information.


Platform Online