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Laser therapies are medical treatments that use focused light. Laser light is a very special kind of light. This allows it to be focused into powerful beams. Laser light is so intense it can be used to shape diamonds or cut steel.

What is Laser Therapy Used For?

Laser therapy  may be used to:

•nerve endings, to reduce pain after surgery

•blood vessels, to help prevent blood loss

•lymph vessels, to reduce swelling and limit spread of tumor cells

•According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), lasers may be useful in treating the very early stages of cancers such as:

•cervical cancer, penile cancer, vaginal cancer, vulvar cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, basal cell skin cancer (NCI)


Low level laser therapy (also sometimes described  as cold laser, or red light laser) has been used for  many years by physiotherapists for its reported anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effects:

  • any form of muscular injury

  • joint pain (i.e. low back pain, TMJ dysfunction)

  • ligament or tendon tears

  • arthritis (rheumatoid and osteo)

  • repetitive stress injury (i.e. carpal tunnel syndrome)

  • subluxations/post-dislocations

  • inflammation of tendons, bursae, muscle, or fascia (i.e. plantar fasciitis)

  • calcification’s (i.e. bone spurs)

  • post surgical scarring (orthopedic, cosmetic)

  • scar reduction

  • Decreased pain and inflammation

  • Increased blood flow

  • Increased oxygenation

Laser Therapy has the ability to treat injured tissues that are deep and chronic. In laboratory and clinical studies, it has been shown to be effective for many conditions, such as osteoarthritis, Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, and low back pain, to name a few.

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