Silva Orkosalo-Paananen, a specialist in laser therapy, trains hundreds of animal care students in various educational institutions every year. On Friday, 19 November, she gave a laser therapy training session for about 40 Ylä-Savo Vocational College students in horse massage, dog massage and trotter horse training.
Laser therapy training is part of horse and stable management and animal care vocational qualifications. Students are learning various treatment and therapeutic methods and devices during the course. In addition to laser therapy, students learn for example cryotherapy.
“It is part of the general education of an animal massage therapist and trainer to be familiar with various treatment device therapies. This way, they can recommend them to customers, even if they do not have the specific device at hand,” says Minna Harmoinen, a part-time teacher in horse and stable management.
During the two-hour laser therapy training, Mrs Orkosalo-Paananen introduces the students to the basics of laser therapy: how laser light treats the body, which problems respond best to laser therapy and what should be taken into account when choosing the laser therapy device.
She gives examples of therapy: “Laser therapy helps dogs with spondylosis and horses with tendon and ligament injuries.”
Harmoinen herself is experienced in laser therapy because she works as an animal physiotherapist in addition to part-time teaching. She uses the Theralux Touch laser therapy device.
“The laser therapy device makes my work very much easier physically. I couldn’t work without it anymore. For example, laser therapy helps treat tight muscles in sensitive areas, which would otherwise be challenging to manipulate. The results have been excellent with joint problems in my racehorses and wounds also close very quickly thanks to laser therapy,” says Harmoinen.
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