What is Laser Therapy?
Laser Therapy is the application of red and infrared light over injuries to improve soft tissue healing resulting in relief of acute and chronic conditions.
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
When a cell is working to repair itself, it needs a great deal of energy. Most cells continue to work at their usual rate, which is why repair of some tissues takes so long. In some instances, the cells stay so busy dealing with inflammation and bi-products that are present in the injured tissue; they don’t have enough energy left to provide effective repair. With the use of lasers the cells are stimulated and their activity is increased so that they can perform better, faster and more effectively. The result is enhanced wound and injury healing in a shorter period of time. A more detailed explanation of the science behind how laser therapy works is that, the light from the laser stimulates the cell’s mitochondria into hyperactivity. The Krebs Cycle of metabolism occurs on the inner membrane of this structure, liberating energy from the chemical bonds present in ATP (adenosine triphosphate) molecules. The cell is provided with more energy and is now in an optimum condition to play its part in the healing process.
What can we treat?
Although there is quite a variety of applications for Laser therapy, It’s commonly used for following issues: