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Deep Tissue Laser Therapy

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Laser therapy uses concentrated light to stimulate a biological process known as photobiomodulation (PBM). This process enhances cellular activity, leading to improved metabolism, reduced pain, and decreased inflammation, ultimately accelerating tissue repair. The therapy is non-invasive, offering a safer alternative to drugs and surgical interventions. Since its FDA approval in 2003, laser therapy has been recognized for its ability to provide effective relief for various conditions without significant side effects, making it an appealing option for patients seeking pain management and faster healing. Laser therapy has gained endorsements from various reputable organizations and medical professionals. For example, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recognize its therapeutic benefits.

Benefits of Laser Therapy:

As physical therapists, our primary aim is to swiftly reduce inflammation to initiate the body’s natural healing process. This enables us to restore range of motion and normal bodily functions. Laser therapy facilitates this by alleviating pain and inflammation through the activation of nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide expands blood vessels, enhancing circulation in the affected tissue. This improved blood flow delivers essential oxygen, sugars, proteins, and salts to the area while efficiently removing waste products, thereby promoting faster healing.

Conditions Treated:

Laser therapy can alleviate pain and inflammation from sprains, fractures, post-surgical pain, arthritis, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, sports injuries, and soft tissue damage.
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What will you experience?

Patients undergoing laser therapy experience a comforting warmth during the treatment, with some likening it to a “laser massage.” These sessions are brief, typically lasting between 4 to 8 minutes. The therapy is efficient, with many patients noticing significant improvements in their symptoms after just 3 to 6 sessions. The gentle warmth from the laser promotes relaxation and enhances the overall therapeutic experience, making it a convenient and effective option for pain relief and inflammation reduction.

Duration of Laser Therapy Treatments:

Laser therapy sessions with LightForce lasers are typically brief, lasting between 4 to 8 minutes. The duration depends on factors like the size, depth, and chronicity of the condition being treated. High-power lasers efficiently deliver a substantial amount of energy quickly, enabling therapeutic dosages to be achieved in a short time frame. This allows for effective treatment within a minimal duration, making the process convenient and time-efficient for patients.

Frequency of Laser Therapy Treatments:

Patients typically observe positive results after 3 to 6 laser therapy sessions when combined with a regular physical therapy routine. Clinicians tailor specific treatment plans based on the diagnosis and the affected tissues. Acute conditions generally require fewer sessions, while chronic conditions may need more extensive therapy to achieve optimal results.
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