Providing natural theraputic options
Infrared laser therapy targets damaged tissue with specific wavelengths of light that have been found to interact with tissue and accelerate the healing process. We offer a state-of-the-art Class IV laser, has been found to penetrate tissue and initiate healing on a cellular level, allowing some patients to return to normal, everyday activities with little to no pain.
Much like photosynthesis in plants, light energy passes through the skin, into the cell membrane, initiating a process called photobiostimulation. This process enhances the body’s natural regenerative functions, as well as stimulating the release of endorphins and collagen. It may eventually even normalize damages or injured tissue.
Laser Therapeutic Effects
During each painless treatment, laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.
During 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.
The measurable effects of laser therapy are cumulative in nature and usually require multiple treatments. Many times the patient will experience relief immediately after the first treatment. But, the number of sessions will depend on the exact diagnosis, age and overall health status of the patient. In general, acute conditions can be treated more frequently and require fewer visits, typically 4 to 6. Chronic conditions may require 6, 8 or 10 more visits.
Effective Pain Management
The laser was invented in 1960 and the biostimulative properties of laser light were first discovered in 1967. Therapy lasers have been used in Europe much longer than in the United States. The United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) first cleared therapy lasers in
2002, and Class IV lasers in 2003.
"After using Infrared Laser Therapy as part of treatment for many patients, I've seen the benefit first hand. After a few treatments, we see consistent reduction in pain and discomfort. Long term benefits make Infrared Laser Therapy an important part of restoring peace for many people"
Brenna, Patient Educator and Staff Development