Low-Intensity Laser Therapy
Low-intensity laser therapy (LILT) is based on the use of light to enhance the body’s natural healing processes. The light source is placed in contact with the skin allowing the energy from the light to penetrate tissues. This energy interacts with cells resulting in the restoration of normal cell function.
Short-term effects of low intensity laser therapy include a reduction in pain and an improvement in localized blood flow.
Long term or cumulative effects include an increase in cellular energy, faster healing of damaged tissue, better nerve conduction, reduction in scar tissue and more blood flow to the damaged area.
Other effects include increased resistance to infection, reduction in swelling and an enhancement in the body’s natural healing processes.
During the treatment, you will feel a slight warming of the area being treated. Other than the minor temperature increase you will feel nothing during the therapy.
The advantages of low intensity laser therapy is that it is non-invasive, non-toxic, easily applied, highly effective and has virtually no side effects.
Conditions commonly treated with LILT include repetitive stress injuries (i.e. carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff injuries, tennis/golfer’s elbow, tendonitis, sprains/strains and ligament/tendon tears), arthritic conditions (i.e. osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis), and most neuromusculoskeletal pains (i.e. bursitis, frozen shoulder syndrome, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, chronic neck and back pain).
Low-intensity laser therapy is offered at all 4 of our locations. Please call or e-mail one of our clinics to inquire about this service.