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First developed over 30 years ago, laser therapy uses a specific type of light to penetrate the skin’s surface and underlying tissues to stimulate the body’s natural repair processes. The result is faster healing and reduced pain, swelling and inflammation.

Applying light produced by low level laser and superluminous diodes, triggers normal cellular functions that lead to faster wound healing, pain relief and accelerated functional recovery.

Laser Therapy has been used successfully to treat athletic injuries, acute & chronic conditions, repetitive strain disorders, tissue healing and much more. By providing the extra energy required for healing, the tissue is able to heal itself naturally. This innovative therapeutic alternative may also eliminate the need for painful, debilitating surgeries and drug therapies so often accompanied by harmful side effects.

Conditions That Can Benefit from Laser Therapy Treatment
Research has demonstrated that laser therapy can be used to effectively treat many conditions. Simulating the body’s natural repair processes using the healing nature of light has been proven particularly effective for certain conditions including:

Arthritis/rheumatism
Tendonitis, tennis and golfer's elbow
Repetitive Stress Injuries (i.e. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
Neck and Lower back pain
Soft Tissue Injuries, Strains and Sprains
Migraine headaches
TMJ
Whiplash injuries
Disc problems
Exploring the Healing Effects of Laser Therapy
When cells are exposed to lasern energy cellular charges are induced to change the cell homeostasis. This entails a cascade of reactions influencing a number of components of the respiratory chain. (E.g. cytochromes and cytchrome oxidase) which are the primary laser acceptors or chromophores, resulting in absorption of therapeutic wavelengths. This causes short term activation of the respiratory chain, leading to changes in redox status and in turn the activation of enhanced synthesis of ATP. The laserns also affect hydrogen ion levels in the cell, in combination with increased ATP, affects the cell permeability and flow of sodium, potassium, and calcium. These changes are necessary to control the proliferative activity of the cell.

Some of the unique healing effects of Laser therapy include:

Increased cell metabolism
Improved localized blood circulation
Development of collagen and muscle tissue
Relief from acute and chronic pain
Reduced localized inflammation and edema
Stimulation for wound healing and tissue repair
Stimulation of the immune system
Stimulation of nerve function
How does Laser therapy work?
When the light penetrates the skin and underlying tissue, they are absorbed by the cell, and converted into energy, thereby the cell membrane permeability is altered, this triggers a cascade of cellular events including:

Stimulation of ATP
Stimulation of respiratory chain
Increased DNA and RNA synthesis
Increased levels of beta endorphins and serotonin
Enhanced collagen synthesis
How are laser therapy treatments administered?
Laser/phototherapy devices are positioned directly on the skin with gentle pressure applied. Generally there is no discomfort or sensation associated with treatment. Various areas may be treated including:

Directly over the lesion or site of injury
Muscle insertion
Relevant trigger points or tender points
Nerve roots or superficial nerve trucks
Acupuncture points

A non-invasive treatment applied by the use of red and near infra-red light over injuries to improve healing. Unlike a surgical laser, it does not have a "heating" effect. It is capable of penetrating deep into tissue, as the laser's light energy promotes a process that reduces pain, inflammation and increases the speed of tissue repair. It treats the nerve and soft tissue cells by returning them to their normal state after an injury or chronic overuse