Laser Therapy for Improved Healing
What is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy uses concentrated light wavelengths that penetrate the skin and reach the muscle, tendon, ligament, joint and nerve tissue. This controlled and targeted light then stimulates a variety of processes which help heal damaged tissue and accelerate healing. At Cabot Physiotherapy, our laser therapy services include the Theralase class III medical laser. This type of laser is considered the gold standard when it comes to laser therapy. As with everything Cabot Physiotherapy related, we aim to offer the best in each and every service.
Laser therapy has a variety of useful effects that contribute to improved healing. These effects include increased collagen production. This can help regenerate vital tissue at a joint. Laser therapy helps muscle tissue regenerate, which can increase healing of damaged muscle tissue. It also reduces edema, decreases inflammation, aids in nerve regeneration and contributes to bone repair and regeneration.
Generally, these processes are able to happen due to the stimulation of the production of ATP, your cells’ main energy source. Your cells absorb the light transmitted by laser therapy and become oxygenated. This oxygenation process contributes to increased production of ATP. Consequently, your cells are able to reproduce and regenerate much faster than they would otherwise.
How Laser Therapy Can Help You
Laser therapy is useful in a variety of cases. Common situations where laser therapy may be recommended include:
Back and Neck Pain
Back and neck pain is a common issue in today’s society. Poor posture and lack of physical activity are common contributors to this problem. However, laser therapy can help you recover and heal from back or neck pain. You don’t need to learn to tolerate your pain. It’s entirely possible to be rid of it for good! Laser therapy can play a major part in that.
Strains and Sprains
A strain occurs when a muscle is pulled past its limits. A sprain is very similar, but it involves the pulling of a ligament past its normal limits. Both of these types of injuries can cause varying amounts of pain. Luckily, laser therapy can help. Talk to your physiotherapist or doctor about how laser therapy can help you. Or better yet, contact our clinic today!
Are you experiencing persistent tendonitis? Tendonitis, including golfers or tennis elbow, can become a recurring problem. But it doesn’t have to. Physiotherapy and laser therapy can help you recover from chronic or recurring tendonitis. Finally say goodbye to the pain and inflammation associated with your tendonitis. Call our clinic and find out more!
With time, the bones at your joints can become worn down. This can lead to pain in various movements and activities. Commonly affected joints include your knees, hips, back, hands, wrists and ankles. The good news? Laser therapy has shown to be a useful method when it comes to treating arthritis and associated symptoms.
Are you experiencing plantar fasciitis again? Unfortunately, plantar fasciitis, without the proper care, can quickly return or never fully disappear. Like tendonitis, it can become a persistent problem. Perhaps you have tried everything. But have you tried laser therapy? Contact our clinic today to discover the benefits of laser therapy and how it can help you.
The bursae are sac-like structures that protect your joints and other structures from friction. Yet, with injury or recurring use, a bursa can become irritated and inflamed. This can lead to pain and other limitations in your daily life. Yet, laser therapy has proven to be a worthwhile treatment method when it comes to eliminating the symptoms associated with bursitis, as well as helping the bursa heal.
Your First Laser Therapy Session
So, what should you expect at your first laser therapy session? Your physiotherapist will explain the ins and outs regarding laser therapy. If you have any concerns, don’t be afraid to ask questions or bring them up with your therapist. At Cabot Physiotherapy, we are more than happy to put you at ease and make you feel as comfortable as possible.
Usually, your laser therapy session won’t be longer than 5-10 minutes. You may need to attend multiple sessions, depending on your condition or ailment. You and your physiotherapist will discuss your options and requirements regarding your laser therapy treatments.
Contact Us: 902-562-1502
If you’re in need of a laser therapy clinic, Cabot Physiotherapy has got you covered. At our clinic, we use all the latest scientific methods and safety regulations regarding laser therapy treatment and its application. Our team are experts in ensuring you get the best care possible. You can trust us with helping you achieve an efficient and full recovery. Contact our clinic today to book an appointment. We can’t wait to help you achieve your health goals and help guide you toward a life without pain.