Laser Therapy Treatments
About Laser Therapy Treatment
Laser treatments are becoming increasingly popular for patients seeking alternative pain management techniques.
Laser therapy can:
- Reduce therapy time by quickening the reproduction of cells and their growth
- Safely treat pain by influencing and increas the metabolic activity of cells
- Relieve pain by reducing swelling from bruising or inflammation
- Increase circulation to damaged cell sites
- Minimize scar formation from surgery, cuts, burns, etc
What Is Laser Therapy?
Laser Therapy treatment is a non-invasive therapy that makes use of intense beams of light of specific wavelengths to help reduce pain related to your injury.
LASER stands for ‘Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.’
When it comes to therapeutic use, lasers are often referred to as:
- Cold Lasers
- Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
- High Power Laser Therapy (HPLT)
The Low-Level Laser Therapy utilizes red (and close to red) infrared light on areas of injury or wounds in order to mend the soft tissue and also to give relief from acute and chronic pain.
When the lights of specific wavelengths are targeted to a particular area of body, physiological changes take place in the cells. This process is known as photobiomodulation.
In contrast to surgical lasers, the therapeutic lasers gently pass through your skin without breaking the skin or causing discomfort.
Laser therapy is considered by many professionals and patients to be a very effective tool in improving injury condition.
pt Health therapy services are covered by most extended health insurance companies, and in some cases, Veterans Affairs and Medicare, such as:
- OHIP (Ontario)
- Alberta Health Care (Alberta)
- Medical Service Plan MSP (British Columbia)
Not sure if you’re covered? No problem. We can help you find out (and usually within the hour). Just call us toll free at 1-866-749-7461.
At pt Health, we believe your health should come first. We take care of the paperwork so you can focus on getting better, plus we offer direct insurance billing, saving you time and up front costs.
The Institute of Physical Therapy, Bergen University College, Norway conducted a study on ‘Effects of Low-Level Laser Therapy and Eccentric Exercises in the Treatment of Recreational Athletes With Chronic Achilles Tendinopathy.’ It was concluded that Low-Level Laser Therapy, with the parameters used in this study, accelerates clinical recovery from chronic Achilles Tendinopathy when added to an EE regimen. For the LLLT group, the results with the laser at 4 weeks were similar to the placebo LLLT group results who waited 12 weeks.