Low level Laser therapy (LLLT) – a gentle, fast healing method of treatment
Low level Laser therapy is a very safe, gentle, painless method of treatment. Low Level Lasers have been around for over 30 years and have a wide range of uses. Light therapy is being increasingly used by the medical profession because of the tissue regeneration effects. Therapeutic lasers are currently used in the treatment of ulcers, pain management, verrucae, non needle acupuncture, osteoarthritis, foot, hip, knee, neck and back problems. LLLT is very versatile in use, speeding up healing and treatment times. A lot of research has been done on Low Level Laser Therapy with very positive outcomes. Treatment times are short and very manageable for the patient and therapist.
What is light therapy?
Light therapy is a beam of light that is reflected and is delivered effectively through hand held probes. These wavelengths of light stimulate healing cells in the body enabling it to heal itself. In the same way that plants respond to the sun light through photosynthesis our body responds to the healing effects of light therapy. Low Level Lasers must not be confused with a thermal laser as it does not burn or harm the skin.
How does Low Level Laser therapy Work?
A gentle powerful reflective beam of light is delivered through hand help probes in particular wave lengths which stimulate the healing cells in the body, enabling the body to heal itself. The body’s pain mechanisms can be stimulated with light therapy, encouraging the body’s natural morphine, endorphins to have a significant effect in controlling pain. The effects of photosynthesis such as helping plants to grow have been well known for many thousands of years, dating back to the Egyptian times. Class 3 B lasers have been adapted to wonderful effect and are used by Podiatrists, physiotherapists in their clinics. It is the modern way of encouraging powerful light in healing the body.
Advantages of Low Level Laser therapy Treatment
- Very short treatment times
- Very safe, with just few a cautions for usage
- Painless, gentle therapeutic therapy
- Reduction in dressings, drug costs and a reduced scarring in post surgery
- Can be used in the treatment of chronic wounds, pain management, musculoskeletal medicine and non needle acupuncture.
- Non invasive for of treatment
- Evidenced based therapy with much research to back up its use
- Speeds up healing to enable the body to heal itself
- Effects noticed after only 1-2 sessions
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