What is laser therapy?

Laser therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy or cold laser therapy, is a non-invasive and painless treatment modality used in physiotherapy to promote tissue healing, reduce pain, and improve overall function. It utilizes focused beams of light to stimulate cellular activity and accelerate the body's natural healing processes.

How does laser therapy work?

In laser therapy, a handheld device emits low-intensity laser beams that penetrate the skin and reach deep tissues. The laser energy interacts with the cells, triggering biochemical responses that promote tissue repair, reduce inflammation, and alleviate pain. It can be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including acute injuries, chronic pain, arthritis, tendonitis, and sprains.

How can laser therapy help me?

The therapeutic effects of laser therapy include increased blood circulation, improved oxygen and nutrient supply to the tissues, enhanced cellular metabolism, and the release of endorphins, the body's natural pain-relieving chemicals. These effects contribute to reduced inflammation, accelerated tissue repair, and decreased pain perception.

During a laser therapy session, the physiotherapist will target the affected area with the laser device, applying the appropriate settings based on the patient's condition and treatment goals. The treatment is usually painless and non-invasive, with no downtime required. The duration and frequency of the sessions may vary depending on the specific condition being treated.

Laser therapy is considered a safe treatment option when performed by a trained and licensed physiotherapist. It is well-tolerated by most patients and can be used in conjunction with other physiotherapy modalities, such as exercise therapy and manual therapy, to provide comprehensive care.

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