Healing Laser Therapy Services
What is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is the non-invasive use of laser energy to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue. It can effectively alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic clinical conditions in both hard and soft tissue, as well as muscles and ligaments.
At College Parkway Health Center, we use the LightForce Class IV laser. The most important clinical and therapeutic difference between Class IV Laser therapy and traditional laser therapy that most offices offer is that the Class IV is able to produce a primary biostimulatory effect on deeper tissues than lower powered lasers.
To learn more about how laser therapy can help you, call our office at (239) 437-4000 to make an appointment.
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
During a deep tissue laser therapy treatment, we use the LightForce Class IV laser over the outside of the skin, passing lasers across the skin and into the body. These lasers are focused on areas of the body where there has been any sort of musculoskeletal injury.
Class IV laser therapy is used to reach into the muscles and tissues in the area where the injury is occurring and restore order in these tissues. If there is a strain, a tear, or any other sort of malformation in the muscle that is resulting in pain, discomfort, and inflammation, the lasers are able to penetrate to deep tissue structures and help the muscle or damaged tissue repair faster.
What Does Laser Therapy Feel Like?
Patients typically feel a soothing warmth as the laser energy gently penetrates tissue and boosts your body’s own regeneration powers to relieve pain. The body continues to benefit from the effects of therapy for 18-24 hours after treatment, when modulated cellular activity leads to decreased pain and inflammation.
Conditions That Can Be Treated With Laser Therapy
Deep tissue therapy effectively treats pain and inflammation associated with:
- Strains & Sprains
- Shoulder & Knee Pain
- Neck pain
- Foot & Ankle Issues
- Low Back Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Tendonitis & Tendonosis