What is laser therapy?
L.A.S.E.R stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Laser Therapy involves applying low intensity laser light to relieve pain following damage to soft tissue. Laser therapy facilitates tissue repair and restores normal cell function.
Low level therapy involves using an infra-red spectrum which penetrates the skin and stimulates the cells within muscles, tendons or ligaments, promoting healing.
The method of application will depend on your presenting condition. A treatment head or probe is usually applied directly to the tissue being treated. The amount of energy exposed to the tissue is controlled by the physiotherapist.
When we use it?
Laser therapy can be used to treat:
- Soft tissue and sports injuries such as muscle strains and ligament strains.
- Repetitive stress injuries such as tendinitis, bursitis and carpal tunnel syndrome
- Arthritic conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Tissue repair and wound healing such as burns and ulcers.
- Regeneration of nerves e.g. the treatment of Bell?s Palsy (paralysis of one side of the face).
- Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)
Benefit of laser therapy
Laser therapy can be used for a wide range of conditions and will help reduce pain and inflammation following injury. The following benefits may include:
- Stimulation of wound healing in various types of open wounds
- Treatment of various arthritic conditions
- Treatment of soft tissue injuries
- Pain relief
The physiotherapists at Physio.co.uk may use laser therapy to treat your condition. For more information or to book an assessment please call 0330 088 7800. You can also book in for assessments online today!