Cold Laser Therapy
Cold Laser Therapy or Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
Have you ever heard of a Class 3 laser? It‘s a type of therapeutic laser that can be used in physiotherapy to help promote healing and reduce pain. It‘s also sometimes referred to as low–level laser therapy (LLLT) or cold laser therapy.
Cold Laser Therapy
A Class 3 laser is a type of therapeutic laser used in physiotherapy that emits a low-level light to promote healing and reduce pain. It is also known as a low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or a cold laser therapy.
The Class 3 laser is a safe and non-invasive tool that can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, such as musculoskeletal pain, inflammation, and tissue damage. The laser works by stimulating the cells to produce more energy, which speeds up the healing process and reduces pain.
How Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) Works
It works by using a low-level laser to stimulate the cells in the affected area of the body. The light energy from the laser penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the cells, which converts the light energy into chemical energy. This stimulates the cells to produce more energy, which can help speed up the healing process and reduce pain and inflammation. Additionally, Class 3 lasers have been shown to increase blood flow to the affected area, which can further promote healing
Laser has been shown to be particularly useful for injuries that involve soft tissue, such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It has been used to treat a variety of conditions, including chronic tendon injuries like Achilles tendonitis, tennis elbow, and golfer’s elbow, as well as other musculoskeletal conditions like arthritis and muscle strains. The laser’s ability to stimulate cell growth and repair can help speed up the healing process, reduce inflammation, and alleviate pain
What to Expect
During a Class 3 laser therapy session, the laser is applied directly to the affected area of the body. The patient may feel a slight warmth or tingling sensation, but the treatment is generally painless and does not require any anesthesia.
The duration of a Class 3 laser therapy session varies depending on the patient’s condition, but most sessions last between 5 to 15 minutes. The number of treatments required also varies, but patients typically require several sessions over a period of weeks or months.
Class 3 laser therapy is a safe and effective treatment option for patients who are looking to manage pain and promote healing. If you are interested in learning more about Class 3 laser therapy and whether it is right for you give us a call!