WHAT IS THERAPEUTIC LASER THERAPY AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Therapeutic Laser Therapy utilizes low level lasers to alter light giving it the power to penetrate skin and drive healing energy into the tissues.
WHEN SHOULD I FEEL RESULTS?
The main healing effect of laser therapy is usually noticed hours after each treatment and can continue for days. Also, Laser Therapy is cumulative which means that each visit builds upon the one before.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Treatments may last as little as 5 minutes or as long as 20 minutes. The total number of treatments required is usually 8-15. While some patients get some immediate results, others usually require several treatments before there is a noticeable effect.
The main therapeutic effect of these lasers is to stimulate the repair and healing process of an injury or wound.
IS IT SAFE?
Therapeutic laser therapy is safe and painless. In fact, after many years of clinical use in Europe and Canada, low power lasers have been found to have no adverse effects.
WHAT DOES THERAPEUTIC LASER THERAPY FEEL LIKE?
Most people feel nothing at all during the treatment, while some may feel a slight tingling. Low power lasers do not generate perceivable heat.
Therefore, when the laser contacts the skin, the patient experiences no warmth or burning as a result of the laser. For this reason, they are sometimes called "cold" lasers.
WHAT FACTORS DETERMINEWHETHER THIS TYPE OF THERAPY WILL HELP?
There are 5 main factors that need to be considered when determining the likelihood of success in each case.
- How long you've had the problem.
- Your overall health.
- Your age.
- How deep the condition is.
- How severe the condition is.
ARE THE RESULTS LONG LASTING?
Therapeutic Laser Therapy is about healing. It's not about masking or covering up a condition. When you feel better from this therapy... it's because you are better. Therefore results have been found to be quite long lasting.
WHAT CAN THERAPEUTIC LASER THERAPY HELP?
The result of therapeutic laser therapy is diminished pain, reduced inflammation, decreased edema, faster healing times and increased strength of repaired tissues.
WHY LASER THERAPY INSTITUTE?
Our well trained and experienced doctors are all equipped with the latest, most effective laser devices assuring you the best results.
Low Level Laser Therapy helps a wide range of medical conditions including:
- Arthritis (Osteo & Rheumatoid)
- Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Frozen Shoulder
- Heel Pain
- Jaw Problems
- Muscle Pain
- Neck Pain
- Neuritis / Neuralgia
- Post-Operative Pain
- Repetitive Stress Syndromes
- Skin Disorders
- Sports Injuries
- Sprains & Strains
- Tennis Elbow
- Wound Healing