What Is Laser Therapy?
Class IV K-Lasers deliver red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light in order to induce therapeutic effects.
The K-Laser infrared laser beam interacts with tissues at a cellular level stimulating the transfer of nutrients through the cell membrane and accelerating the production of adenosine triphosphate, ATP (cellular energy). In addition blood vessels temporarily widen (vasodilation) and small peripheral nerves are stimulated to help restore normal function. The result is accelerated healing and reduced pain.
How often can a treatment be received?
How many treatments are necessary?
Related to the nature of the condition
Are there any side effects or risks?
After over 20 years of use by practitioners around the world very few side effects have ever been reported. On rare occasions some old injuries may feel aggravated for a few days as the healing process is more active following treatment.
How long does a treatment take?
The duration of a treatment is related to the area being treated and the condition. Usually it will take between 4 and 10 minutes.
When do you feel the results?
Acute conditions may achieve some pain reduction after the very first treatment. More commonly, treatments are cumulative and results are often felt after 3 to 4 sessions.
Is it compatible with other treatments?
Laser therapy is often applied at the same time as other forms of treatment such as dry needling, taping, exercise programs and orthotic intervention. It can also be used in post-surgery treatment.
What does treatment feel like?
There is nearly no sensation during treatment. Occasionally a mild warmth can be felt. Painful or inflamed areas can be briefly sensitive before pain reduction occurs.