What is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is often described as “photobiomodulation”. It is carried out using specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) that helps develop therapeutic effects. The effects generally involve many positive results, such as improved healing time, increased circulation, pain reduction, and decreased swelling. Laser therapy is used widely by physical therapists in Europe.
The therapy has got FDA clearance in 2002, and is now being used extensively in the United States and Canada. Below mentioned are some of the benefits of this therapy-
- Bio-stimulation/Tissue Regeneration
- Pain reduction, either chronic or acute
- Reduction of Inflammation
- Antibacterial and antiviral
How many therapies can make such a claim?
Laser therapy is great in adding energy to the living systems. Bio="life" stimulation and tissue regeneration are said to be the very first effects of LASER therapy in most of the literature.
Patient Benefits of Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is highly effective in biostimulating tissue repair and growth. The laser help to increase the wound healing and decreases the inflammation, scar tissue formation, and pain. It can provide dramatic results, plus, it is non-addictive and virtually free of side effects.
Cellular Effects of Laser Therapy
While the laser therapy is being carried out, the infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level that accelerates the metabolic activity inside the cell. This results in an improved delivery of nutrients all over the cell membrane. The whole process helps in producing cellular energy (ATP) that leads to the ample of beneficial effects, improving cellular function and health.
Laser Therapeutic Effects
During every treatment, the laser shows its effects by increasing circulation, oxygen, nutrients, and drawing water to the damaged area. This helps create an optimal healing environment, allowing the inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, pain, and stiffness to reduce to a great extent. Once the damaged area returns to normal, relieved pain and restored function comes as a result.
According to many studies, here are the conditions that laser therapy can help with -
- Ligament Sprains
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Venous Ulcers - Diabetic Foot Ulcers
- Muscle Strains
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Chondromalacia Patellae
- Sports Injuries
- Auto & Work-Related Injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Shoulder, Back & Knee Pain
- Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
- Post-Traumatic Injury
- Burns - Deep Edema / Congestion
- Myofascial Trigger Points
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
To avail the first-class laser therapy, you can contact us today. Our physiotherapists will determine the right treatment for you, and will make sure you receive the best possible results.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Decreased pain levels
- Reduced inflammation
- Increased tissue proliferation & regeneration
- Accelerated soft tissue and bone repair
- Increased tissue tensile strength
- Enhanced nerve regeneration & function
- Increased cell metabolism
- Increased enzymatic responses
- Increased cell membrane potentials
- Increased microcirculation & vasodilation
- Increased lymphatic flow
- Increased collagen production
- Enhanced angiogenesis (creation of new blood vessels)