Laser therapy, also known as cool/cold laser, low-level/low-intensity laser or photobiomodulation is proven safe for patients of all age ranges and for a huge array of neuromusculoskeletal conditions.
It helps promote ATP (energy) production within injured tissues at a cellular level, which boosts the cellular metabolism and healing capabilities. For best results, it is used cumulatively, with many short treatments over multiple days and weeks. It produces no heat and therefore is not capable of damaging tissue in the body. Cells of our body naturally have the ability to resist over-stimulation, meaning it is not possible to harm tissue by overdosing, as long as the therapeutic laser is used in the therapeutic window, and remains below the maximum permissible exposure of tissue.
What to expect during Laser Treatment
If one of our highly trained and skilled practitioners finds that laser therapy is a suitable treatment option for you, you will be provided a set of protective eyewear to wear during the procedure to protect you from possible light exposure. Depending on the area of treatment, the practitioner will place the laser over the area of injury for 3-5 minutes at a time, where you should not feel any discomfort or pain. Most people do not feel anything during the treatment, though some describe it as light tingling. The practitioner may decide to provide this treatment several times to different areas to ensure all the affected tissue is addressed. No discomfort should be felt during or following this modality.
Benefits Of Laser Therapy
Laser quickly reduces swelling in acute injuries caused by bruising or inflammation of joints to provide enhanced joint mobility.
Effectively stimulates deep tissue regeneration and relieves pain and inflammation naturally. The treatment helps to give your cells a boost of energy along with an endorphin rush!
Reduces scar tissue formation and helps decrease the amount of fibrotic collagen tissue formation following surgeries, injuries and trauma. This helps to reduce the likelihood of chronic pain development in an acute injury.
The laser used for tissue relief are not strong enough to damage cells, even when used 24 hours a day, resulting in extremely safe treatment. Its even used by veterinarians for our furry friends!