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Class IV laser therapy, via photo biomodulation, has been shown to quickly reduce pain and assist injured tissue move through the stages of healing by stimulating mitochondrial activity. It is a powerful tool that can be used within a comprehensive plan of care to help treat various diagnoses common to physical therapy practices. Laser therapy has been shown to be effective to help treat acute and chronic conditions by bringing pain under control, quickly helping the healing process.

LightForce® Therapy Lasers can be found on the sidelines of many pro, college, and Olympic sports teams across the United States and many parts of Europe and Asia.

What is Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy is a medical treatment that uses focused light to stimulate a process called photobiomodulation (PBM). During PBM, photons enter the tissue and interact with the Cytochrome C complex within mitochondria. This interaction triggers a biological cascade of events that leads to an increase in cellular metabolism, decrease in pain, reduction in muscle spasm, and improved microcirculation to injured tissue. This treatment is FDA cleared and provides patients a non-invasive, non-pharmacological alternative for pain relief.

How Does Laser Therapy Work?

Laser therapy works by stimulating a process called photobiomodulation (PBM) in which photons enter the tissue and interact with the Cytochrome C complex within mitochondria. To receive the best therapeutic outcomes from laser therapy, a sufficient amount of light must reach the target tissue.

What is Laser Therapy used for?

Laser therapy is used to treat acute and chronic conditions as well as post-activity recovery. It is also used as another option to prescription drugs, a tool to prolong the need for some surgeries, as well as pre and post surgery treatment to help control pain and swelling.

  • Acute Conditions

Therapy lasers for acute conditions is particularly effective when it is administered as soon as possible following injury (assuming there is no active hemorrhaging). Bringing pain under control quickly helps the healing process and usually helps promote better outcomes.

  • Chronic Conditions

With chronic conditions, research has shown that therapy lasers can be used to help combat persistent pain and promote circulation to damaged tissues. It can be a powerful, non-pharmaceutical solution to reduce pain without the side effects of medication.

  • Post-Activity Recovery

Laser therapy has been shown to be effective at improving post-activity recovery times and reducing delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).

Other conditions that are commonly treated with Laser:

  • Joint swelling

  • Muscle strain/ pain

  • Tendinopathy

  • Myofascial pain

  • Osteoarthritis related pain

  • Neck and back pain (chronic and acute)

  • Neuropathy

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Achilles tendon pathology

  • DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)

  • Headaches

  • TMJ pain

  • Lymphedema

Find more information at the Light Force Laser Website

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