Low-Intensity Laser Therapy
What is a Laser?
LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
A beam of focused light energy converted into chemical energy resulting in accelerated tissue repair and pain control.
What are the Laser Affects?
Laser is a form of electromagnetic energy to create physiological changes within the body...
Laser is used for many musculoskeletal conditions...
Is Laser Safe?
Laser is very safe, evidence based with very few contraindications for use. Hundreds of double blind studies have proven the efficacy of laser over the past 30 years.
Laser should be avoided with Cancer, photosensitivity, over the abdomen during pregnancy and over pacemakers.
What does a procedure involve?
A Laser treatment involves evaluating the area to be treated, cleaning the skin, applying protective eye lenses and then applying the laser to the tissue.
Typically there is no sensation other than slight warmth. A treatment may last anywhere from 1 - 5 minutes depending on the area treated and the size of the laser applicator.
Fees / Cost
No additional costs are incurred. Laser is incorporated as part of the regular Physiotherapy Assessment or treatment.
Laser only treatments may be prescribed in certain conditions. Fees are determined on an individual basis.
How does a Laser work?
What are the Characteristics of Laser?
What are the different types of Lasers used in musculoskeletal conditions?
Infrared (Diode Laser)
Light Emitting Diode (LED)
Superluminous Diode (SLD)