Class IV LASER THERAPY
What is Laser Therapy?
Class IV laser therapy also known as low level or cold laser therapy delivers specific red and near infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a therapeutic effect within the body. These effects include increased circulation, decreased swelling, reduction of pain, and enhanced tissue repair. Laser therapy has been used in Europe since the 1970’s and was cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2002.
Laser Therapy Used in Conjunction with Other Treatments
Low level laser therapy is often used with other forms of treatment, including physical therapy, chiropractic, massage, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy and even following surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with laser to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.
About Laser Therapy
There are thousands of published scientific studies demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of laser therapy. Among these, there are more than one hundred rigorously controlled, scientific studies that document the effectiveness of laser for many clinical conditions.
What is Laser Therapy used to treat?
During each painless treatment, laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.
During laser therapy the infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level, and metabolic activity increases within the cell, improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane. This initiates the increased production of cellular energy (ATP) that leads to a cascade of beneficial effects, increasing cellular function and health.