Laser Therapy Clinic in Newmarket
When most of us hear the word “laser” we get an image of a beam of red light cutting through metal. What most people don’t know is that laser is often used in the rehabilitation setting. It isn’t the ‘hot laser’ which is used in industrial applications but is the low level laser therapy (LLLT) or ‘cold laser therapy’ that is used to assist in healing body tissues.
Laser therapy uses light to penetrate through the skin into tissues. It has been used by physiotherapists since the ‘80s for a wide range of conditions. Although it only penetrates a few millimeters, it can have a profound effect on tissue healing. It has been shown to aid in pain relief, reduce inflammation, increase blood flow, stimulate wound healing, stimulate tissue regeneration, and reduce scarring.
As non-invasive agent, laser energy promotes a photo chemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue that allows to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic clinical conditions.
Research has shown that laser therapy can be a powerful anti-inflammatory that is equally effective to anti-inflammatory medications.
At iam Physiotherapy Clinic Newmarket Physiotherapists effectively use laser therapy for the treatment of a multitude of acute and chronic soft tissue injuries. These include but are not limited to tendinopathy (eg. tennis elbow and Achilles tendonitis), rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, trigger points, thoracic pain, neck pain, jaw soreness, and wound healing.
Laser therapy has been endorsed by professional organizations such as the APTA, WHO and IASP.