The application of red and near infrared light over an injured site to promote tissue healing.
LLLT is the application of red and near infrared light over an injured site to promote tissue healing. It is also known as Medical Laser, Cold Laser or Photobiomodulation Therapy
The laser light penetrates deeply into the tissue where it is absorbed by cells and converted into energy which then promotes a number of biochemical effects:
Anti-inflammatory – Through its positive effects on local immune mechanisms, LLLT has a powerful anti- inflammatory action. LLLT stimulates blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, improves oxygenation and nutrition to the area, and removes waste. Swelling is reduced rapidly and tissue-healing is accelerated. Scarring is reduced.
Accelerated Tissue Repair - Rapid regeneration of skin, muscle, tendons, ligament, cartilage, blood vessels, bone and nerves. Laser therapy stimulates energy production in cells, helping tissues to rebuild.
Pain relief – results of increased endorphin release, increased serotonin and suppression of nociceptor action. This aids the restoration of normal function.
Laser reduces inflammation, accelerates tissue healing, lessens pain and gets you moving again.
Most lasers used for treating musculoskeletal pain are a Class 3 or lower and only have 1 wavelength emission.
The MLS (Multiwave Locked System) is Class 4 and generates a combined continuous and pulsed emissions at two wave lengths. The 905nm super-pulsed laser treats pain and promotes tissue healing, while the continuous 808nm beam simultaneously reduces inflammation and oedema.
Conditions treated: sprains, tendon injuries, muscle and joint pain, arthritis, heel and forefoot pain.
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