Introducing K-Laser Therapy
Kare Health and Wellness is pleased to announce that we will now be offering K-Laser Therapy to our list of health and wellness services. Our staff has been thoroughly trained to provide excellent care and treatment to our patients who are wanting to reap the benefits of this amazing laser.
K-Laser Therapy has been widely used in Europe since the 1970’s. It involves the use of red and near-infrared light to help speed healing, increase circulation and reduce pain. Laser Therapy has been shown to encourage tissue repair and hasten the healing of wounds, reduce inflammation and reduce the formation of scar tissue.
Professional sports teams are eager to adopt any technology that will give their players an edge and keep them in the game and off the bench. The New York Yankees have found that K-Laser therapy does exactly that. Johnny Damon, who formerly played for the New York Yankees, was successfully treated with the K-Laser for low back pain.
Steve Donohue, assistant athletic trainer for the New York Yankees, and having worked for the team for the past 32 years, can attest to the usefulness of K-Laser therapy in treating both acute and chronic conditions: the bruises and contusions that can come from being hit with a 95-mph fastball, treating tendonitis, bursitis and general muscle overuse injuries, for example.
Donohue says the K-Laser is the best laser they have used due to its convenience and portability. They use it on airplanes as well as in the training room. “We ice and then laser and they seem to be responding a lot quicker,” says Donohue, “I think we’ve gotten more rapid response and rapid recovery with guys coming back quicker.” He goes on to say, “It’s a hot item in the training room, the guys are lining up for it.”
Laser therapy works by interacting with tissues on a cellular level, speeding up their metabolic activity to improve the amount of nutrients crossing the cell walls. The K-Laser features dual infrared wavelengths of 970 nm and 800 nm that are more efficient than using one wavelength alone.
K-Laser Treatment is completely painless. The only sensation you may have is a slight warm or tingling feeling in the area being treated. A typical treatment lasts from 3 to 9 minutes, and side effects of any type are very rare. K-Laser therapy may be used along with other forms of treatment or supplementation.
It is suggested that acute injuries be treated with K-Laser therapy daily, particularly in cases involving significant pain. Chronic conditions may be treated two to three times a week and tapering off as the condition improves. Schedule a consultation with one of Kare’s nurses to see what the best course of treatment for your particular condition would be for healthcare in Springfield Missouri.
We are so happy to bring this amazing service to our patients. Call our office or stop by and talk to one of our staff members to see how K-Laser Therapy could benefit you and your family.