Laser Therapy

Low Level Laser Therapy (also known as Cold Laser Therapy) uses concentrated light energy for therapeutic purposes. Cold laser therapy treatment is virtually painless since it produces no heat or measurable immediate rise in the tissue temperature. This is how it differs from surgical lasers which quickly heat the targeted area, such as those used to remove tissue and cauterize blood vessels.

When laser energy is directed at the body, it is absorbed to a certain degree by different tissues such as muscles, tendons and nerves. Absorption of laser energy has been scientifically shown to:

  • Decrease Pain
  • Decrease Inflammation
  • Promote Healing

Clinically, the benefits of cold laser therapy are associated with its ability to cause a temporary increase in the size of blood vessels, known as vasodilation. This helps to flush out swelling and pressure-related pain through activation of the lymphatic drainage system. A temporary increase in blood vessel size also helps provide necessary oxygen and nutrients easy access to the injured area during the repair process.

Additionally, cold laser therapy stimulates specific cells known as fibroblasts, which are responsible for producing and laying-down new tissue in an injured area.  When these cells absorb laser energy they are stimulated to accelerate the healing process.

Cold laser therapy can be a simple and beneficial therapy for numerous conditions including,

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Muscles Strains
  • Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Hand/Wrist/Ankle Sprains
  • Bursitis