What is Laser Therapy?
The technology utilizes superluminous and laser diodes to irradiate diseased or
traumatized tissue with photons. These particles of energy are selectively absorbed
by the cell membrane and intracellular molecules, resulting in the initiation of a
cascade of complex physiological reactions, leading to the restoration of normal
cell structure and function.
The process is curative and therefore results in the elimination of symptoms
including pain. In addition, it enhances the body’s immune system response and
facilitates natural healing.
The therapy is completely safe and has no adverse side effects.
How Long Does a Treatment Take?
Treatments are typically thirty minutes to one hour in duration
depending on the condition being treated.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Unlike most pharmaceutical solutions and other therapeutic options,
laser therapy is non-toxic, non-invasive and in over one million individual
treatments, no significant adverse effects have been noted.
How Many Treatments Are Required?
The number of treatments will depend on the chronicity and the extent of the
pathology involved. Based on the genetic makeup of the cells, an individual’s
response to LILT will vary to some degree. A recent clinical review, including
1,000 consecutively treated patients, reveals the average number of treatments
to be 9.4.
The physiological effects of LILT include an increase in:
• the protein building block essential to the
process of cell regeneration
• increases tensile strength of muscles,
tendons and ligaments
ATP (adenosine triphosphate)
• the fuel of the cell required in facilitating cell
• morphine like substances produced by the
body to reduce the sensation of pain
Modulation of cellular components involved
in the healing process
• i.e. macrophages, fibroblasts, lymphocytes, etc.
• immune response
• lymphatic drainage (reduction in edema)
• angiogenesis - formation of new capillaries
and arterioles resulting in improved
circulation / tissue oxygenation
LILT is the treatment of choice for:
Soft Tissue and Sports Injuries
- Ligament/tendon/muscle tears
- Knee dysfunction (Meniscal/ligamentous tears)
Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Tendonitis (supraspinatus/achilles etc.)
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Degenerative Osteoarthritis
- Spinal Stenosis/Sciatica
- Disc Herniation
Wounds and dermal ulcers secondary to:
- Venous Stasis
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Herpes (Post-herpetic Neuralgia)
- Temporomandibular Joint