What is laser therapy?
Why laser therapy?
Laser therapy has been shown to increase blood flow, decrease pain, and facilitate the healing of injured muscles, tendons, bones, and joints.
Laser Therapy uses light to accelerate the body’s natural healing processes. Our therapeutic laser stimulates cellular activity, which accelerates cell growth and reproduction. This is highly effective for treating soft tissue injuries like sprains, strains, tendonitis, tendinopathy, and plantar fasciitis, but has also shown excellent results for repairing bone injuries such as fractures and arthritis.
What makes our laser therapy unique?
At our Bryn Mawr laser therapy clinic we use a Class Four laser. Class Four lasers offer the highest power output available, which allows us to deeply penetrate the skin and maximize the effect we can have, and facilitate healing of muscle, bone, tendon, or joints.
Our particular Class Four laser uses three 25 watt laser diodes to deliver the highest power available with a super pulsed technology that is only available through The Cutting Edge Lasers. This patented technology allows us to treat over areas with metal implants such as Total Knee and/or Total Hip Replacements safely.
In addition, our laser offers robotic and/or hand-held delivery options, so we can safely treat over open wounds such as post-surgical incisions, or diabetic ulcers safely and effectively. The dual delivery options also allow us to treat more than one area simultaneously, saving you time and money in the long run.
How does laser therapy work?
Light waves penetrate the skin and stimulate processes within the cells that support cell health and recovery such as increased blood flow and tissue regeneration and repair, creating the perfect healing environment.
Laser therapy catalyzes your body’s own healing mechanisms, so although healing is initiated in the treatment session, your cells will be working hard to improve your recovery for many hours after your treatment.
The effects of laser are cumulative, kind of like an antibiotic, so you will usually see the best results if you can layer multiple treatment sessions within a single week for the first few weeks of laser therapy.
Benefits of laser therapy
Laser therapy is a scientifically proven, fast, and non-invasive alternative to drug therapy or surgery to address both acute and chronic pain, inflammation, and injury. It aids in improving circulation, increasing blood flow, decreasing inflammation, and encouraging the repair of cells in muscles, tendons, and joints. We have seen amazing results in a wide range of patients, from those with chronic pain and neuropathy to professional athletes who use it for anything from expediting return to play from an injury or prophylactic uses for muscle recovery.
Some of the most common types of injuries we treat in our clinic with Laser Therapy include:
Therapeutic laser treatment is beneficial to patients suffering from a wide range of ailments. From swelling to wound care, laser therapy can aid in improving circulation, increasing blood flow, reducing inflammation, encouraging the growth of new and healthy tissue, repairing cells in muscles, tendons, and joints, and a wider range of motion.
Laser therapy relieves pain associated with:
Laser Therapy FAQ
Therapeutic Lasers like ours are completely painless. Most patients feel at most a slight warmth throughout the treatment. Some patients feel relief immediately after just one session, but some injuries (especially chronic injuries) may take a few sessions for the results to compound and become apparent.
Most treatments take less than 15 minutes in total. With our dual delivery options, we can treat multiple areas/factors related to your injury simultaneously, giving you a comprehensive treatment in less time.
Most acute injuries require about 6-8 sessions, while the average chronic issue needs closer to 12-14 sessions. Contact us to find out more about class four laser therapy and see if it’s right for you.
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