Low Level Laser Therapy 

A professional Low Level Laser system

What is Low Level Laser Therapy?

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is known by many terms, including cold laser or low-intensity laser. Recently, experts have chosen PhotoBioModulation Therapy (PBMT) as a more accurate term that describes the therapeutic use of red and near-infrared wavelengths of light energy from laser or light emitting diodes (LEDs) that have a positive effect on cellular metabolism and are highly effective in the treatment of musculoskeletal and peripheral nerve injuries, inflammation, tissue damage, joint pain, swelling, wounds, and other benefits.

This light-based therapeutic technology utilises powerful Class 3b lasers together with Multi-Wavelength LEDs to increase the energy and decrease oxidative stress of cells that are working sub-optimally – whether due to injury, stress or disease. 

 

This treatment also affects a large volume of circulating blood as well as underlying tissues resulting in both a powerful systemic and direct modulation of the biological activity. The overall clinical effect of targeting both the injured cells and tissues as well as the surrounding circulatory system speeds up your body’s natural healing process safely and effectively.

 

Low level laser / PhotoBioModulation is a complete system of treating muscle, tendon, ligament, connective tissue, bone, nerve, and dermal tissues in a non-invasive, non-toxic, drug-free modality. When LLLT / PBMT is used in combination with our Activator Methods Chiropractic Therapy can offer the full spectrum of healthcare for the majority of acute and chronic conditions. 

Clinical Effects of Low Level Laser Therapy

  • Improved pain relief

  • Decreased oedema and stiffness

  • Decreased scarring

  • Decreased recurrence of injury

  • Increased patient satisfaction

  • Decreased recovery time

  • Increased range of motion

  • Faster return to activities

  • Increased ATP and protein synthesis

  • Improved cell proliferation

  • Change in cell membrane permeability to calcium uptake

  • Increased endorphin release

  • Increased serotonin

  • Suppression of nociceptor action

  • Increasing levels of lymphocyte activity

  • Photomodulation of blood

Advantages of Low Level Laser Therapy / PBMT

  • Highly Effective

  • No Known Side Effects

  • Very few contraindications

  • Directly targets injured/diseased cells

  • Indicated for nearly all conditions

Low Level Laser clinical effects diagram
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What can patients expect?

Patients often ask what a laser treatment session feels like. It is basically painless, and due to increased blood circulation, there is sometimes a very minimal sensation of pleasant warmth over the affected area. The laser beam is held close to, or directly on the skin while treating specific injured areas, nerve distributions or referred pain patterns based on conditions.

 

Results vary in expected recovery time and reduced symptoms. Some patients notice immediate dramatic improvement of symptoms after just 1 or 2 treatments. With other patients, responses are more subtle, and gradual and require a complete treatment trial of at least 6 sessions before showing improvement.

 

Just some of the conditions that are suitable for Low-Level Laster / PhotoBioModulation Therapy include:

 

  • Sports Injuries

  • Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)

  • Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

  • Achilles Tendonitis

  • Acute & Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

  • Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)

  • Osteo-Arthritis & Rheumatoid 

  • Chronic Oedema (Swelling & Fluid Retention)

  • Fracture Healing

  • Headaches & Migraines

  • TMJ Dysfunction

  • Infection Control 

  • Pre / Post Operative 

  • Muscle and soft tissue damage 

  • Wound healing