How does Laser Therapy work?
Low Power Laser Therapy is the non-invasive, painless application of a narrow band of light to help improve the speed and quality of tissue repair and restore the function of damaged nerve tissue. It can reduce inflammation and pain, sometimes completely after just one treatment, thus keeping medication to a minimum. Laser treatment also aids re- covery after injury or surgery, allowing a speedy return to work or sport.
The effects of laser treatment are photochemical. Results and clinical trials undertaken
at several top hospitals have observed that Laser Therapy “triggers normal cell function and increases local vasodilation, angiogenesis, fibroplast production, collagen syntheses, mass cell population and degranulation, local endorphins, T and B lymphocyte production and changes in local prostoglandins (E and F)”
In other words, it encourages the speed and quality of the healing process resulting in less scar tissue and greater mobility.
How can Laser Therapy help?
A course of Laser Treatment often heals where other treatments have failed. Research and practice has shown laser treatment to be very successful in promoting wound closure - as a consequence we regularly receive referrals from GPs to treat leg ulcers. Other clinical applications include:
Sports injuries, fractures, haematomas, osteo and Rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis, capsulitis, bursitis and spasms.
Post-operative and at time of surgery, burns, ulcers, Bed sores, infected and non-healing.
Eczema, psoriasis, acne, herpes simplex (cold sores) and zoster.
Palsies, neuralgias, crush injuries.
Gingivitis, abscesses, dentine hypersensitivity, Periodontitis, myofacial pain, TMJ dysfunction.
What is the method of treatment?
Treatment can last between two minutes and half an hour and although painless, a patient may experience a warm, tingling sensation. Long-standing injuries normally require a course of six treatments over a period of three weeks.