What is Therapeutic Laser Therapy?
The DolarClast high power laser is one of the many modalities we use in our treatments here at The Movement Centre. Therapeutic laser therapy is a new, state of the art machine that aids us in decreasing short term pain, inflammation and swelling.
The laser delivers a wavelength at 905nm to allow for a treatment of deep pathologies by a tissue penetration of up to 120mm without burning the skin.
What is Therapeutic Laser Therapy be used for?
The high power laser’s wavelength triggers two main types of effects in the targeted area:
- Analgesic effect: helping you reduce pain in the affected area, kicking in 5 minutes after the treatment and lasting up to 72 hours
- Anti-inflammatory effect: Decreasing short term inflammation – leading to reduced swelling and faster healing of the damaged tissue.
We can utilise high powered Laser Therapy for many injuries and conditions, including:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Tennis elbow
- Golfers elbow
- Heel pain
- Achilles tendonitis
- Shin Splints
- Low back pain
- Ankle strains
Here at The Movement Centre, we often use the high power laser prior to Shockwave Therapy in order to reduce pain further and create a greater healing response.
Results with Therapeutic Laser Therapy
How soon will you see results with therapeutic laser therapy? Many patients will experience an immediate pain reduction and reduced inflammation that may last up to 72 hours post-treatment. Real results are often seen a few days following the session as the stimulated healing response starts to take effect. Results are particularly evident when used in conjunction with other treatments, such as exercise prescription and manual therapy.
What does a laser treatment look like at The Movement Centre?
The DolarClast high power therapeutic laser is a safe, non-invasive procedure. Following a full assessment and diagnosis of your pain, the probe will be applied to the skin over the treatment site. The probe will deliver 905nm wavelengths to the injured area. The therapeutic laser treatment is short and generally lasts no longer than five minutes per injured area.
How many sessions are required?
A course of therapeutic laser therapy usually consists of weekly or biweekly sessions, often in conjunction with other therapies such as shockwave, exercise and manual therapy. This may be utilised over a period of 3-12 weeks depending on the severity of the pain and condition.
If you think you may benefit from our high power therapeutic laser, make sure to book an appointment with The Movement Centre Today – we’ll run through an assessment and assure laser therapy is right for you. Call now and let us help you get out of pain today!