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Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), is an effective and non-invasive treatment that uses energy in the form of photons of light to stimulate the body’s natural healing process.

This low level laser light penetrates the skin’s surface and stimulates the underlying tissue to increase blood circulation and the production of ATP, RNA and DNA.  

The result is a reduction of pain, swelling and inflammation along with increased tissue oxygenation and nutrition. This in turn leads to quicker healing through better tissue regeneration.

Laser therapy can be used either on its own treatment or in conjunction with other therapies
 

Biological Effects of Laser

Rapid Cell Growth: Speeds cellular reproduction and growth.

Faster Wound Healing: Stimulates fibroblast development and accelerates collagen synthesis in damaged tissue.

Increased Metabolic Activity: Increased enzyme production, greater oxygen and food particle supply for blood cells increases the production of ATP, thbasic food source for cells.

Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation: Reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns or post surgery.

Anti-Inflammatory Action: Reduces swelling caused by bruising or joint inflammation thereby enhancing joint mobility.

Increased Vascular Activity: Laser light induces temporary vasodilation increasing blood flow to damaged areas.

Stimulated Nerve Function: Slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue can result in numb areas. Laser light speeds the process of nerve cell reconnection to return sensation to numb areas.

Conditions Which Have Responded Well To Low Level Laser Therapy:

Sports Injuries:

  • Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Golfer’s Elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Runner’s Knee (patello-femoral syndrome)
  • Jumper’s Knee (patello-tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Heel Cushion Pain (plantar fasciitis)
  • Sprains, Strains, Tendinitis

Work Related Injuries:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Back Pain (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral, sacroiliac, bursitis, fibromyositis)

Pain Control:

  • Sciatica
  • Radiculopathy
  • Neuralgia

Arthritis:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis