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Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy

Just as lasers are revolutionizing medical treatments in surgery, dermatology, and cosmetic procedures, it is also at the forefront of technology in the field of sports medicine and pain management. Cold laser therapy is a painless, non-invasive, side-effect free procedure. Laser therapy utilizes laser diodes to irradiate injured tissues with photons (high-intensity light energy particles). These particles of energy are selectively absorbed by the cell membrane and intracellular molecules, resulting in the initiation of a cascade of physiological reactions that lead to the restoration of normal cell structure and function. Lethbridge Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is an effective treatment of muscle and joint pain. In addition, laser therapy is completely safe and has no major adverse side effects.

What is the Evidence?

Numerous studies have been performed that examine the effectiveness of low level laser therapy for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. While pain reduction is most well-established by research, improved healing and quicker recovery times after injury has also been seen by clinicians and researchers. The scientific literature indicates that low level laser therapy is a valuable and effective part of a complete treatment plan for:

Shoulder TendonopathyOther TendonopathiesNeck PainTennis ElbowGeneral Joint PainRheumatoid arthritisMeniscus tearsTMJ Disorders

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What are the Clinical Benefits of Laser Therapy?

  • Reduces pain and speeds healing
  • Reduces the need for pharmaceuticals
  • Easily applied
  • Non-invasive
  • No known adverse effects
  • Provides a treatment alternative for patients that have not responded to conventional therapies