What is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is a safe and effective way of treating injuries or health conditions using intensely focused light emissions. Unlike the high-powered lasers used in surgery, laser therapy uses a low-intensity laser beam to stimulate cell regeneration and the body’s natural healing process.
How Does It Work?
During a laser therapy session, the laser light source is placed in direct contact with the skin allowing the light energy to penetrate the tissue. This energy interacts with the body’s biomolecules, restoring normal cell function and facilitating healing, without adversely affecting healthy cells. The effect is cumulative and over the course of several sessions, laser therapy can offer relief from inflammation and pain, restore function and promote faster healing.
Can Laser Therapy Help You?
Laser therapy can heal wounds and treat a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and chronic or degenerative conditions including:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Joint conditions
- Back and neck pain
- Knee and foot pain
- Post-operative pain
- Rotator cuff tears
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- TMJ dysfunction
How Long Does a Treatment Take?
Treatments are typically 30 minutes to one hour in duration, depending on the condition being treated.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Unlike most pharmaceutical solutions and other therapeutic options, laser therapy is non-toxic and non-invasive. No significant adverse effects have been noted in over one million individual treatments.
How Many Treatments Are Required?
The average number of treatments ranges from nine to 14, but will depend on the extent of the condition being treated and its duration. Based on the genetic makeup of the cells, an individual’s response to laser therapy will vary to some degree.