You may have seen this machine in our treatment room and wondered what it is all about. In a nutshell….
Laser treatments are becoming increasingly popular for patients seeking alternative pain management techniques. Laser therapy can:
*Reduce therapy time and quicken the reproduction of cells and their growth.
*Safely treat pain. It influences and increases the metabolic activity of the cells.
*Effective for pain relief and reduces swelling from bruising or inflammation.
*Helps to increase circulation to damaged cell sites.
*Minimizes scar formation from surgery, cuts, burns, etc.
What is Laser Therapy?
Laser Therapy Treatment is a non-invasive therapy that makes use of intense beams of light that are of specific wavelengths to help reduce pain related to the injury. LASER stands for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation”.
When it comes to therapeutic use, lasers are often referred to as Cold Lasers, Low-Level Laser THerapy (LLLT) or High Power Laser Therapy (HPLT). The Low-Level Laser Therapy uses red (and close to red) infrared light on areas of injury or wounds in order to mend the soft tissue and also to give relief from acute and chronic pain.
When the lights of specific wavelengths are targeted to a particular area of the body, physiological changes take place in the cells. This process is known as photobiomodulation (say that 10 times fast!). In contrast to surgical lasers, the therapeutic lasers gently pass through your skin without breaking the skin or causing discomfort. Laser therapy is considered by many professionals and patients to be a very effective tool in improving injury condition.