Laser Therapy is proven to biostimulate tissue, enhance repair and growth, and decrease inflammation and pain.
Light has been used in healing since the time of ancient Greek and Egyptian civilizations to combat ailments such as rickets and vitamin D deficiencies. Modern advancements in medical technology has enabled practitioners to take light healing to a completely new level. Laser therapy works by using red and near-infrared monochromatic light to empower the body’s natural healing process. Light from the laser comes in contact with the skin to penetrate tissues, increase circulation and restore cellular function. Laser pulses can be adjusted to reach different levels dependent on therapeutic goals.
When it comes to pain management, Laser treatments are very safe and may provide dramatic results.
Elite athletic trainers, including Olympic team trainers, have adopted laser therapy as an integral pain management tool. With laser therapy, elite athletes are making faster comebacks post-injury when using laser therapy as part of their rehabilitation treatment plan. MLB and NFL trainers routinely use laser therapy for warm-ups, and even more for routine rehabilitation.
Laser therapy isn’t just for professional athletes, but for the weekend athlete as well. Laser therapy is used by chiropractors for common sports injuries such as, hamstring pulls, muscular strains, and plantar fasciitis, just to name a few. Any athlete of any level can benefit from the healing powers of laser therapy.
Positive Effects of Laser on the Body
- Improves and promotes healing
- Reduces pain and spasm
- Increases joint flexibility
- Reduces symptoms of osteoarthritis
- Improves peripheral microcirculation
- Detoxifies and eliminates trigger points
- Advanced pain relief
Benefits to Patient
- Pain relief
- Inflammation reduction
- Reduced muscle spasms
- Faster recovery time
- Increased Circulation
- Immune Stimulation
- Muscle Relaxation
- Improved Vascular Activity
- Accelerated Cell Reproduction and Growth
- Stimulation of Nerve Regeneration
- Increased Metabolic Activity
Cellular Effects of Laser Therapy occur when photons of therapeutic laser light interact with cells. Higher adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP) levels are produced, cell membrane permeability is increased, and blood and lymphatic vessels are vasodilated. These events then lead to a cascade of beneficial effects increasing cellular energy and health.
Laser Therapeutic Effects
During each treatment, laser energy increases circulation drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.