Guelph Laser & Pain Therapy - Guelph Rehab Centre
Laser Therapy, also known as Cold Low-Level Laser Therapy is a medical treatment that uses focused light as a means of healing. And unlike traditional light, the light used for laser therapy is administered in the form of a powerful beam that is tuned to a specific wavelength. Laser Therapy is one of the most advanced therapy treatments available today and is also one of the most precise and least-invasive options as well.
What is Laser Therapy?
As you read above, Laser Therapy is a therapy treatment that uses focused light for healing. And when compared to other therapy treatments, these powerful beams of specifically-tuned light are much more precise, limiting the damage caused to surrounding areas. Laser Therapy works to relieve pain, reduce swelling and bruising and improve joint mobility by stimulating deep tissue regeneration. The small handheld laser unit is applied directly to the injured or affected area, and a session typically lasts no longer than 20 minutes. And thanks to the nonintrusive nature of laser therapy, patients can expect to feel, at most, a mild vibration and warming sensation during treatment. In most cases, they will also experience no side effects, immediate results and a quicker recovery after treatment as well.
What is Laser Therapy Used to Treat?
Laser Therapy is used in the medical world to treat everything from the early stages of many cancers to repairing detached retinas and improve vision. But in terms of Physiotherapy and rehabilitation, Laser Therapy has been proven to be effective in:
• Relieving pain
• Reducing inflammation
• Increasing blood flow
• Stimulating the healing of wounds
• Aiding tissue regeneration
• Reducing scarring
• And more!
Cold Low-Level Laser Therapy Benefits:
• Increased Cellular Growth: Laser photons assists with accelerating cell reproduction and growth.
• Increased Metabolic Activity: The light photons help initiate a higher enzyme output, more oxygen and nourishment for blood cells. This allows for greater production of the primary food source for cells, ATP (Adenosine Tri-Phosphate).
• Faster Wound Healing: Cold laser photons stimulate fibroblast development and accelerate collagen synthesis in damaged tissue.
• Anti-Inflammatory Action: Laser photons decrease swelling as a result of bruising or inflammation in muscle tissue and joints, therefore increasing joint flexibility.
• Increased Vascular Activity: Induces vasodilation during application which increases blood flow to affected areas.
• Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation: Reduces scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns or surgery as well as intramuscular tearing.
• Stimulated Nerve Function: Laser photon exposure accelerates the process of nerve cell synapse in some regions of the body.
• Pain Reduction: The laser decreases spasms and inflammation thus reducing pain.
To learn more about Laser Therapy for Physiotherapy and rehabilitation, we encourage you to contact us by phone or email, or you can also check out our “News” section for helpful articles on Laser Therapy and many other forms of therapy treatment.