LASER THERAPYA Quick, Pain-Free & Effective Treatment
What Is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy employs low power or ‘soft’ laser light to aid the natural healing process of the body safely and effectively.
It has been used for over 30 years and is widely available in the medical field for treatment of pain, wound healing and musculoskeletal conditions.
Laser therapy achieves improved outcomes and rapid healing in the treatment of sports injuries, such as :
- plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
- epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- achilles tendonitis
- acute and chronic back pain
- rheumatoid and osteo-arthritis
- chronic oedema
- fracture healing
LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY
Low level lasers should not be confused with surgical lasers which are a different classification of laser. Low level laser therapy cannot burn or harm the skin. Its effects are photo-biochemical, not thermal.
In addition to their direct healing applications, low level lasers also provide an alternative needle-free acupuncture medium.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The physiological effects of laser therapy have been extensively researched and the details of the mechanisms are increasingly becoming understood.
Particular wavelengths of light stimulate the body’s healing cells: initial absorption by the mitochondria leads to increased fibroblast cell proliferation and migration, with modulation of cytokine levels, growth factors, inflammatory mediators and increased tissue oxygenation – all part of the natural healing process.
Essentially by directly treating the damaged tissue with appropriate light, laser therapy helps the body to heal itself. It is especially effective for chronic conditions, or where the immune system is compromised, as it can also re-start a stalled healing process.
In addition to the local cellular effects, research on low level laser therapy has demonstrated both enhanced levels of endorphin release, and the suppression of pain messages previously sent to the brain.
Combining these effects with those from its use in stimulating acupuncture and ‘trigger’ points, low level laser is an excellent therapy for treating pain.
Patients can benefit from resolution of chronic wounds and pain syndromes without the discomfort and side effects of many other forms of treatment.
Musculoskeletal conditions are also regularly brought to resolution when laser therapy is introduced.
Over and above reductions in dressings and drugs for the clinic, laser therapy is associated with reduced infection rates and post surgery scarring presenting real benefits for you, the patient
Patients respond quickly with results usually evident in the first 1-2 treatments.
Treatment times per session are relatively short so overall treatment time shows no significant increase against that of most traditional treatments.
Laser therapy works well in combination with manual therapy techniques for pain relief and improved resolution of acute and chronic pain syndromes.
Treatment is quick, pain-free, easy to apply and effective.
Appropriate probes are placed on skin at particular points on or relating to the damaged area and light, which is controlled for wavelength, power, pulsing rate and duration passes into the tissue.
Depending upon the condition to be treated, your appointment will take between 5-30 minutes, once or twice a week
You will feel nothing at the point of application, but many report a wonderful relaxed feeling, probably due to laser’s effect on endorphin release as demonstrated in research.
ESTABLISHED & SAFE
Often called ‘soft’ or ‘cold’ laser, the low intensity laser beam does not cut or burn and has no side effects, other than the feeling of relaxation. Laser goggles are worn as precautionary eye protection.
May thanks to Laura for going the extra mile recently when she fitted me in for an appointment 5 minutes before closing time.
I’d called in on my way home from work in great discomfort, hoping for an appointment. What a star! She quickly treated my disheveled feet and I was walking on air as I left the clinic.
I noticed you have some comfortable looking shoes for sale, I’d really like to order a pair in time for my holiday.
Apologies to your poor receptionist who aided Laura so pleasantly as she was ready to go home and was delayed by me for at least half an hour, and thanks again to Laura.