What is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses specific wavelengths to gently pass through the skin without discomfort or breaking the skin. The laser uses infrared light to treat areas of injury for acute or chronic pain, as well as wounds and lesions. It uses Low-intensity light therapy (L.I.L.T) for medical and rehabilitation treatments. Not to be confused with a high-intensity laser which is used for laser surgery. This method of treatment has very successful means across a large span.
Conditions treated by Laser Therapy?
- Musculoskeletal injuries, tendinitis, degeneration
- Wounds, lesions, scars
- Swelling and inflammation
How does it work?
Laser light that differing wavelengths and duration deliver energy directly to injured tissue cells. Treatment is not harmful however some patients do feel warmth sensation during therapy with the red light treatment head.
Benefits of Laser Therapy?
- Increased circulation to an area of injury.
- Reduce therapy time.
- Safe pain management modality.
- Reduction in swelling, bruising and inflammation.
- Treatment typically lasts 2-10 mins depending on condition and size of the area being treated.
- Patients receive anywhere from 3-25 sessions depending on condition, severity, and chronicity.
- Treatment is non-invasive, non-toxic, and non-thermal.
- Patients will start to feel better after 3-5 treatments.
The pain was reduced by approximately 50% after laser treatment in chronic joint pain patients.
(Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 2003)
52/55 patients with myofascial pain syndrome reported pain relief after 4 weeks of therapy(Clinical Journal of Pain, 2010)