What is Laser Therapy?
Laser Therapy is the application of red and near infra-red light over injuries or lesions to improve wound / soft tissue healing and give relief for both acute and chronic pain. It is now officially referred to as (Low Level Laser Therapy) LLLT
Laser Therapy is used to:
- INCREASE THE SPEED, QUALITY and TENSILE STRENGTH OF TISSUE REPAIR
- GIVE PAIN RELIEF
- RESOLVE INFLAMMATION
- AN ALTERNATIVE TO NEEDLES FOR ACUPUNCTURE
The red and near infrared light (600nm-1000nm) can be produced by laser or high intensity LED.
The intensity of LLLT lasers and LED's is not high like a surgical laser*. There is no heating effect.
The effect is photochemical (like photosynthisis in plants)
Red light aids the production of ATP thereby providing the cell with more energy which in turn means the cell is in optium condition to play it's part in a natural healing process.
*LLLT devices are typically delivering 10mW -200mW (0.2 -> 0.01 Watts). The power density typically ranges from 0.05W/Cm2 -> 5 W/Cm2.
LASER THERAPY IS POPULARLY USED FOR:
- SOFT TISSUE INJURIES
- JOINT CONDITIONS
- CHRONIC PAIN
- NON HEALING WOUNDS AND ULCERS
- POST-OP PAIN