High-powered, therapeutic laser with the ability to stimulate accelerated healing energy within a continuum of treatment depths from superficial to extremely deep. This enables the accelerated treatment of superficial wounds, sprains/strains, and deep intra-articular tissues (inside of joints) unreachable by any other physical therapy modality.
The laser is placed directly over the injured area for 30 seconds to several minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and dose of the laser unit. During this time, non-thermal photons of light are emitted from the laser pass through the skin’s layers (dermis, epidermis, and subcutaneous tissue or tissue fat under the skin. The light has the ability to penetrate 2 to 5 centimeters below the skin.
Once the light energy passes through the layers of skin and reaches the target area, it is absorbed and interacts with the light sensitive elements in the cell. When cells absorb this light energy, it initiates a series of events in the cell to eventually result in normalizing damaged or injured tissue, a reduction in pain, inflammation, edema and an overall reduction in healing time by increasing intracellular metabolism.
Conditions treated by cold laser therapy include:
Arthritis pain, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia pain, knee pain, neck pain, and tendonitis