Laser Therapy is known by many terms, including Cold Laser Therapy, Low Light Laser Therapy (LLLT) or Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT). They all describes the therapeutic use of red and near-infrared wavelengths of light energy from laser or light emitting diodes (LEDs) that interact with photoreceptors to produce photochemical reactions that have a positive effect on cellular metabolism and recovery from damage and inflammation. The overall clinical effect of targeting both the injured/diseased tissues as well as the surrounding circulatory system is an unsurpassed accelerated healing response and decrease in pain, inflammation, edema (swelling) and associated symptoms.
The light arrays are placed directly on the area of the body to be treated. The light energy penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by photoreceptors within the mitochondria. The light energy is converted into biochemical energy by creating ATP (adenosine triphosphate), causing restoration of normal cell function. This also enhances the body’s natural healing processes.
Laser Therapy is used to treat conditions affecting muscles, tendons, cartilage, nerves, bones, skin, connective tissue and joints. Most professional sports teams have practitioners who use lasers to help their athletes perform optimally and recover faster from injuries.
Laser is non-invasive, highly effective, non-toxic and completely safe.