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Laser Therapy: It's Not Just for Pain Anymore

New, Safe Laser Helping to Make Champions in All Walks of Life.

Have you noticed more and more agility dog athlete competitors are utilizing Laser Therapy? Have you ever wondered what Laser Therapy is, how it works and why you should consider it? The following article highlights a new sponsor of the USDAA, Multi Radiance Medical, that will try to answer those questions for you.

Multi Radiance Super Pulsed Lasers have been researched, validated and optimized in vitro, in vivo, in controlled laboratory studies and in clinical trials. What is absolutely unique about the product is that it can deliver light energy deep into tissue safely and has received Over the Counter(OTC) clearance from the FDA for home use. So, Multi Radiance Super Pulsed Lasers are among the most powerful, yet the safest, lasers to use.

Many of you may know the benefits of Laser Therapy. It is great for pain relief, rehab and wound care. Recent research conducted by Multi Radiance has changed paradigms by demonstrating the positive effects that Laser Therapy can have when treating animal athletes prior to events. The studies, performed by Dr. Ernesto Leal Junior, a world renowned expert in the use of lasers for sports performance, concluded that the use of laser prior to exercise or event competition leads to better performance, faster recovery and fewer injuries.

This was not only proven in the clinical setting, but has led Multi Radiance to be the Official Laser of the United States Equine Federation, the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology, DVG America, and now an official sponsor of the USDAA and CynoSport World Games. In addition, Multi Radiance Super Pulsed Lasers are used by over 80 professional and major collegiate sports teams including the 2016 Super Bowl Champions, the 2016 NBA Champions, the 2015 World Series Champions, the 2015 Stanley Cup Champions and the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion.

The reason why so many champions are using Super Pulsed Lasers is simply that it is effective, easy to use and safe for use in the home, on the road, or even at the event. There are many types of laser that are categorized by ANSI and IEC Laser Standards and Classifications. These standards and classifications are what the FDA uses in assessing the safety of Laser Technology. Class 4 and Class 3B Lasers are the most restricted classifications because they are capable of overheating tissue and causing eye damage. As a result, there are severe use restrictions required by regulatory agencies including OSHA. There are literally no use restrictions with Multi Radiance Super Pulsed Lasers because they are classified 1M.

So now that you know that Super Pulsed Lasers are safe and effective, how does the technology work? You don't have to have a PhD in Laser Physics or Biochemistry to understand it, but it has taken a team of dozens of them to create it and validate it. First of all, Laser Therapy does one thing very well. It relieves oxidative stress. It primarily activates three molecules, ATP, NO and ROS.

ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) is the molecule produced in the normal cellular respiratory process and is known as the bodys power plant because it produces an increase in energy. ATP is a complex nanomachine that serves as the primary energy currency of the cell. NO (Nitric Oxide) has led a revolution in physiology and pharmacology research during the last two decades. This labile molecule plays an important role in many functions in the body regulating vasodilatation, blood flow, mitochondrial respiration and platelet function. In relation with exercise physiology, it has been suggested that an increase in NO production may enhance oxygen and nutrient delivery to active muscles, thus improving tolerance to physical exercise and recovery mechanisms.

ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species) generation and cell redox activity (redox is a chemical reaction in which the oxidation states of atoms are changed) have been reported with the use of Low Level Laser. It has been proposed that the redox state of a cell regulates cellular signaling pathways and modulation of the cellular redox state can activate or inhibit signaling pathways. This is another way of saying that Laser Therapy can stimulate biological processes (performance, recovery) or can inhibit biological processes (pain).

What does this mean for you? Treating your athlete before competition produces more energy, endurance and a cellular protection that leads to better performance and faster recovery. Want to see how this new technology can help your agility athlete? Call Multi Radiance at (800) 373-0955, visit us at, or look for us at your next USDAA sponsored event!

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