Main Physiological Effects Of Laser Therapy
Increase Blood Circulation
Enhance Tissue Healing
The way Laser Therapy Works
During each painless treatment, laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area.
The K-Laser therapy session creates an optimal healing environment which reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.
During K-Laser Therapy, infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level increasing metabolic activity within the cell. By improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane, the increased production of cellular energy (ATP) is stimulated. The cascade of beneficial effects that follows includes increased cellular function and tissue repair.
Here are some of the issues Laser Therapy may help
There are many other conditions that may benefit from Laser Therapy. Please Contact Us if you would like to discuss your individual needs.
Therapy lasers are sometimes also called "Cold Laser" or "Low Level Laser". The most powerful lasers are classified as Class IV lasers (power greater than 0.5W). Our laser is a K-Laser. K-Laser units are over 15W and are often referred to as HILT (High Intensity Laser Therapy).
Laser therapy has been used in Europe since the 1970s and was cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2005. Class IV Laser Therapy is very common in Europe and USA. Our laser is approved by the Australian TGA.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often will I need treatment?
Acute (short term) conditions may be treated daily, particularly if you have significant pain. More chronic (long term) problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week, tapering to once a week or once every second week.
How many treatments will I need?
This depends on the nature of your issue. For acute conditions 3 to 6 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic nature may require 6 to 12 (or more) treatments.
When will I start to feel better?
You may feel improvement in your condition (usually pain reduction) after the very first treatment. Some people will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that the condition is not improving. Each treatment is cumulative and sometimes results are not felt until you have had 3 or 4 sessions.
Can Laser Therapy be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment?
Yes. Laser Therapy is often used with other forms of treatment, including Bowen therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy and even following surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with laser therapy to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.
Does it hurt? What does a treatment feel like?
There is little or no sensation during treatment. Most people feel a mild, soothing warmth or tingling. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction.
Are there any side effects or associated risks?
During more than twenty years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response is more active after treatment.
How long does each treatment take?
The typical treatment is 4 to 8 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
Has the effectiveness of Laser Therapy 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.