Photomedicine Therapy

Laser Therapy or “photobiomodulation”, is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Laser Therapy has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapists, nurses and doctors as far back as the 1970’s. Now, after FDA clearance in 2002, Laser Therapy is being used extensively in the United States.

Laser Therapeutic Effects

During each painless treatment laser energy increases circulation; drawing water, oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.

Cellular Effects of Laser Therapy

During Laser Therapy the infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level and metabolic activity increases within the cell, improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane. This initiates the production of cellular energy that leads to a cascade of beneficial effects, increasing cellular function and health.

Has effectiveness been demonstrated scientifically?

Yes. There are thousands of published studies demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of Laser Therapy. Among these, there are more than one hundred rigorously controlled, scientific studies that document the effectiveness of laser for many clinical conditions.

Numerous studies show that Laser Therapy can help with:

• Tendinopathies
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Myofascial Trigger Points
• Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
• Ligament and Muscle Sprains
• Repetitive Stress Injuries
• Chondromalacia Patellae
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Osteoarthritis
• Shoulder, Back & Knee Pain

• Herpes Zozter (Shingles)
• Post Traumatic Injury
• Trigeminal Neuralgia
• Fibromyalgia
• Diabetic Neuropathy
• Venous Ulcers
• Diabetic Foot Ulcers
• Burns
• Deep Edema / Congestion
• Sports Injuries
• Auto & Work Related Injuries

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