K-Laser Therapy Grande Prairie
K-Laser Therapy Grande Prairie
LASER Therapy is also known as photobiomodulation. It entails the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue.
The LASER works by creating an increase in vasodilatation (blood supply), bringing in oxygen to the cells. It stimulates the lymphatic system, pulling edema and inflammation from the area. ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) production is stimulated in the cells, helping them have the energy to function normally. The pain reflex is broken, offering immediate relief of pain.
LASER therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic clinical conditions. A significant reduction in edema (swelling) has been noted as well, and tissues are better able to move fluids out through lymphatic drainage pathways.
Cleared by the FDA in 2003, Class IV LASER therapy has become the standard of care for many musculoskeletal injuries.
LASER therapy technology has been recently endorsed by professional organizations such as the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).
LASER Therapy has been proven to be effective for a wide variety of conditions. Some of them include:
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Back and Neck Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Myofascical Trigger Points
- Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
- Sprains, Strains
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Chondromalacia Patellae
- Plantar Fascitis
- Degenerative Joint Conditions
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
- Neurogenic Pain
- Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
- Post-traumatic Injury
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
- Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Cold laser therapy, otherwise known as Low-level laser therapy, uses light and photon energy to stimulate cellular metabolism. Cold laser therapy has been demonstrated effective in the treatment of a variety of painful and inflamed conditions of the soft tissues and joints, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, back pain, and sports injuries.
No, the therapy is painless and totally non-invasive. There is just a deep, gentle warmth as your body’s cells respond to the light.
The FDA has proven that the therapy is safe. The only contraindication (warning) is for use directly in the eye.
Yes, the laser was first approved on Feb. 11, 2002, for the treatment & management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Yes, research has demonstrated that injuries treated with LASER therapy heal faster. LASER Therapy has a strengthening effect on tissue repair Therapy and improves blood flow & lymphatic drainage. It is an effective means of relief for many pain syndromes It can improve immune response.
How does the LASER treatment work?
Treatment for pain is performed by the physical therapist by placing the LASER in contact with the skin, allowing the photon energy to penetrate tissue, where it interacts with various intracellular biomolecules, resulting in the restoration of normal cell function. This enhances and essentially speeds up the body’s natural healing processes.
The treatment process results in the disappearance of symptoms. Additionally, the immune system response is stimulated, Lymphatic drainage is improved, and the production of growth hormone is increased.
What are the effects of LASER therapy?
How long is each treatment?
How many treatments are required before I see results?
You should notice improvements to your condition within 5 to 10 brief treatments.
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