Laser Therapy and Shockwave
Therapeutic Laser Treatment
Therapeutic laser provides patients with a safe, effective and painless therapy that uses the body’s own natural healing systems to relieve pain, increase joint mobility, increase tissue integrity and promote cell regeneration.
Therapeutic lasers work by supplying energy to the body in the form of billions of photons of light. The body absorbs the laser light on a cellular level and transforms it into chemical energy, which the body then uses to commence its own tissue repairs. The biostimulating effects of laser therapy causes a decrease in inflammation and pain and an increase in tissue regeneration and healing.
Rapid Cell Growth – Laser light accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.
Tissue Repair – Laser light simulates tissue repair at the cellular level resulting in accelerated reproduction and growth.
Increased Metabolic Activity – Higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells and thus a greater production of the basic food source for cells.
Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation – Laser light reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns or post surgery.
Anti-Inflammatory Action – Laser light reduces swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints to give enhanced joint mobility.
Increased Vascular Activity – Laser light increases nutrient delivery to damaged tissue through increased blood flow.
Stimulated Nerve Function – Slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue can result in “dead limbs” or numb areas. Laser light speeds the process of nerve cell reconnection to bring the numb areas back to life.
DO LASERS CA– USE BURN?
No, there are two general types of medical lasers: high power lasers which cut through tissue and low power lasers which stimulate tissue repair.
CAN LASERS BE HARMFUL?
No, low level lasers used for tissue stimulation are not strong enough to damage cells; so even if they were used 24 hours a day, they would not be able to harm you.
HOW LONG DOES LASER THERAPY TAKE?
Treatment time will vary from as little as 2 minutes to as long as 20 minutes. The total number of treatments required varies between 5 to 25 depending on the body’s natural healing rate and the severity of the condition.
The benefits of laser therapy include:
Increased blood flow to the injured site
Minimized formation of scar tissue
Growth of new, health tissues
Applies immediately after injury
Can be used over metal paltes, rods or pins
Decreased need for pharmaceuticals, such as painkillers and anti inflammatories
Speeds up recovery times