Cold Laser Therapy is Physical Therapy treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue to assist in accelerating the healing process. Applied in a clinical setting by a Physical Therapist, Cold Laser Therapy can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions, including Arthritis, to assist in the elimination of pain and swelling, and to increase functionality.
Laser Therapy, also known as Phototherapy and Low Level Laser Therapy
Stimulating the body’s natural repair response at the cellular level to reduce pain and accelerate healing.
We are pleased to include Light Therapy as one of Preneta Physical Therapy’s treatment options. It is a treatment that we often use in conjunction with more traditional therapy treatments, including manual therapy and therapeutic exercise.
Light Therapy or Phototherapy, has been used extensively throughout the world to effectively treat a number of soft-tissue injuries, pain, and inflammatory conditions. Light Therapy technology is cleared by the FDA for the treatment of pain and stiffness associated with arthritis, offering an alternative in some cases to traditional arthritis medications.
Light Therapy is backed by extensive research with many published studies covering a wide range of conditions including arthritis.
Treatments are fast, effective, and safe. Preferably, treatments are administered 2-3 times per week for optimal results with treatment times generally less than 5 minutes. They are generally one element in a complete plan of care.
How Light Therapy/ Phototherapy Works
- Light energy penetrates the skin and is absorbed by all cell types (muscle, joint, blood, nerve, etc.) 1,2
- Light energy is transformed into biochemical energy (similar to photosynthesis) providing additional energy 1, 2
- Increased ATP production & cellular cascade of events result in enhanced healing, pain relief and restoration of normal cell function.* 1, 2
- 1 Tunér J & Hode L, The Laser Therapy Handbook, Prima Books, 2004.
- 2 Baxter D., Therapeutic Lasers Theory and Practice, 1994
Laser Therapy Increases:
- Blood & lymph flow and formation of capillaries
- Tensile strength and quality of repair
Laser Therapy Decreases:
Light Therapy effectively treats:
- Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Knee Pain
- Neck Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Tennis Elbow
- TMJ Pain
- And more…..