Laser Therapy

 

Laser Therapy, or "photobiomodulation", is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near infrared) to creat therapeutic effects.  These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling.  Laser Therapy has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapists, nurses and doctors as far back as the 1970's.

 

During Laser Therapy the infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level and metabolic activity increases within the cell thereby improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane.  This initiates the increased production of cellular energy (ATP) that leads to a cascade of beneficial effects increasing cellular function and health.

 

During each painless treatment, laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area.  This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain.  As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.  

 

Numerous Studies show that Laser Therapy can help with:

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Tendonopathy

  • Ligament Sprains

  • Post-Surgical Pain

  • Hip Dysplasia

  • Chronic Wounds

  • Joint Pain

  • Edema and Congestion

  • Muscle Strains

  • Post-Trauma Injury

  • Neck and Back Pain

  • Burns

  • Rehabilitation

  • Post-Orthopedic Surgical Recovery

  • Nerve Damage

Information provided courtesy of K-Laser

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