What is Laser Therapy? Laser therapy uses infrared wavelengths of laser light applied directly to the body, and applied painlessly and quickly to the afflicted areas. Laser therapy has often been described as warm and soothing, as the infrared light emits a small amount of heat during application.
How does Laser Therapy Work? Laser stimulates tissues at the cellular level. The production of ATP or cellular energy is increased due to increased metabolic activity within any type of cell, along with an increase in the transportation of nutrients across the cell membranes. This molecular transformation optimizes the healing process and reduces pain, thus restoring proper function and performance of the affected area. Benefits of Laser Therapy Along with laser therapy being a drug free option, laser also reduces inflammation and swelling, along with stiffness and pain. Laser therapy also increases circulation which enhances tissue repair. Since laser therapy works at the cellular level, any affliction from bone fractures, soft tissue, muscle, plus tendon and joint issues can benefit from laser. Other laser facts:
* There are no side effects using laser therapy.
*Typical treatment time requires only 4-8 minutes depending on the area being treated.
*Chronic issues usually require more treatments than acute injuries, but many people
feel some degree of improvement after one treatment!
* Laser therapy is safe to use with other treatment options such as massage therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy, acoustic compression and prolotherapy.
*Post-surgery patients have benefited from a reduction in scar tissue and increased scar repair with laser therapy.
Here is a small example of afflictions helped by laser therapy:
-Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
-Burns, Cuts and Open Wounds
-Repetitive Stress Injuries
-Low back issues
-Rheumatoid Arthritis management