K-LASER Therapy

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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 -

  • Tendinopathies
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Venous Ulcers - Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Muscle Strains
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Chondromalacia Patellae
  • Sports Injuries
  • Auto & Work-Related Injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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

Does it hurt? What does a treatment feel like?
There is little or no sensation during treatment. Occasionally one feels mild, soothing warmth or tingling. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction.
Are there any side effects or associated risks?
During more than twenty years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response is more active after treatment.
How long does each treatment take?
The typical treatment is 3 to 9 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
How often should a patient be treated?
Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week, tapering to once a week or once every other week, with improvement.
How many treatments does it take?
You may feel improvement in your condition (usually pain reduction) after the very first treatment. Sometimes you will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that nothing is happening. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.

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Can it be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment?
Yes! Laser Therapy is often used with other forms of therapy, including physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, massage, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy and even following surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with laser to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.
Psychlogical Effects of Laser Therapy:
  • 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)
What is the power of most laser therapy devices on the market?
Low laser therapy devices are class III lasers whose powers range from 5 milliwatts to 500 milliwatts. The K-Cube 4 is a high-powered therapy device with power adjustable from 100 milliwatts to 15,000 milliwatts allowing for a wide range of treatment protocols. This power and penetration of the K-Laser system is not attainable with cold laser devices.
Why is Laser Therapy better than some other forms of treatment?
It does not require the use of drugs or surgery, there are less side effects or risks, and it is quick and convenient. Studies have shown that it is equal to or more effective than other forms of physical therapy.
What does it feel like to get a laser therapy treatment?
You really don't feel too much. There may be a slight warming sensation since the laser uses an infrared wavelength. Or you might feel a little tingly sensation - some people think this is due to the increase in cellular energy output, or the increase in cell membrane permeability.