Low Level Laser Therapy
Scientific evidence continues to demonstrate that pulsed light does have biological and clinical effects that are different from those of continuous wave (CW) light. Several studies have revealed that the LLLT in the pulsed wave mode of operation can better penetrate through the melanin and other skin barriers, bolstering the hypothesis that pulsing is beneficial in reaching deep target tissue and organs. Laser is clinically proven to be effective for many common musculoskeletal conditions, studies show this is helpful for the following.
- Dermal wounds (open wounds, chronic ulcers, pressure sores)
- Arthritic conditions (Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis)
- Acupuncture and (myofascial) trigger points
- Soft-tissue injuries (muscle tears, bruising, hematoma)
- Pain relief of various pain etiologies
- Neck / Low Back pain
- Atherogenic pain
- Neuropathic and neurogenic pain, including herpes/postherpetic pain
- Temporomandibular disorders
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Laser therapy is endorsed by professional clinical organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP®) with over 3,000 research studies.
Reasons why we Offer LLLT
Low Level Laser therapy can provide effective pain relief, promote tissue repair, and reduce swelling.
It Is Fast
Treatments are typically no longer than 10 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
After each treatment, patients can expect reduced pain, with these effects lasting longer after each treatment.
It Is Safe
It is drug-free and non-invasive.
Low Level Laser can be used on most people, you will be assessed at your first appointment to ensure suitability.
Is Laser Therapy right for me?
If you are experiencing aches and pains, then laser therapy increases circulation to damaged tissue, therefore helping to speed up recovery. It helps you to return to the activities you enjoy, so you can get back to living again.
What does it feel like?
Treatments need to be administered directly to/or above the skin, you will feel a soothing warmth as the therapy is administered and some analgesia (pain relief) immediately following the treatments, the benefits of laser from one treatment to the next are cumulative.
How Many Treatments will I need?
Patients usually see results after 3 to 6 treatments. This is dependent on the area being treated and if the condition is Chronic or Acute, you can discuss this with your clinician during your visit.
How Much Does it Cost?
Use of the laser will add £10 to your usual session cost, or we can arrange a 15 minute Laser Treatment Session only for £30.
Will I Have to Sign a Consent Form Before Treatment?