Cold laser therapy is a non-invasive, safe, and effective approach to the management of many acute and chronic conditions, including soft tissue and sports injuries, arthritic conditions, repetitive stress injuries, wound healing and a number of additional medical problems.
Laser therapy uses specific types of light in a wavelength range allowing for a “therapeutic window” that stimulates the healing process while preventing tissue injury. The laser light penetrates into targeted tissue, and stimulates mitochondria in target cells to produce additional ATP, which fuels cell repair and regeneration.
What are the benefits of Laser Therapy?
- Eliminates pain
- Reduces the need for medications
- Restores normal range of motion and physical function
- No known adverse effects
- Provides a treatment alternative for patients that have not responded to conventional therapies
How does Laser Therapy work?
- Increased production and release of:
- Endorphins – naturally produced relievers of pain
- Cortisol – precursor of cortisone
- Growth hormone – necessary for tissue repair
- ATP – improves and regulates cellular metabolism
- Increased protein synthesis – repairs tissue within the body
- Improves venous and lymphatic circulation
- Enhanced immune response
Conditions that respond well to Cold Laser Therapy include;
- Acute Sports Injuries
- Contusion (bruising)
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Rotator Cuff injury
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
- Disc Herniation
- Arthritic Conditions such as;
- Degenerative osteoarthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Spinal stenosis
- Nerve compression/impingement