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Laser Therapy

Low Intensity Laser Therapy [LILT] involves the use of monochromatic-light emmission from a low intensity laser diode [250 milliwatt or less] or an array of high intensity Super Luminous Diodes [providing optical power in the 1000–2000 milliwatt range] to treat a large number of musculoskeletal injuries, chronic and degenerative conditions and to heal wounds.  The light source is placed in contact with the skin allowing the photon energy to penetrate tissue, where it then interacts with various cells and organelles within the cells resulting in restoration of normal cell function and enhancement of the body's healing process.

Low Intensity Laser Therapy improves and may even cure multiple pathologies in the shortest possible time while achieving the following goals:

  • Abolition of pain
  • Improvement in circulation
  • Elimination of the need for drugs
  • Restoration of mobility and improvement in range of motion
  • Improved quality of life.  [activity levels, sleep, etc.]
  • Reduced need for surgical intervention

Treatments are usually scheduled 2-3 times a week each session is usually a minimum of 30 min. or more depending on the nature of the problem or body part being treated.  For example, a large knee in a man may require 45–60 minutes of treatment whereas in a small lady 30 min. may be sufficient. usually between 10–15 treatments are recommended, but  it should be emphasized that an exact number of treatments cannot be predicted.  In many cases, you may see changes within 3-5 sessions but in other individuals more sessions may be needed.  Acute injuries generally respond more rapidly than chronic problems and sometimes the latter degenerative conditions may require the maintenance therapy to maintain benefit of treatment.  Obviously outcome results cannot be guaranteed as with any medical treatment.

Laser is very safe but obviously there are situations were treatment would not be recommended such as directly over the abdomen in a pregnant female, directly over the thymus gland and in individuals who have or are on medications causing photosensitivity. Low Intensity Laser cannot cause cancer, has no cytogenic effects and does not damaged tissues. However, individuals with cancer and/or receiving radiation therapy would not be treated with Laser.