Laser and LED Therapy
Therapeutic lasers have been used for healing and improving recovering since 1965 and are constantly being improved upon. They work by supplying energy to the body in the form of non-thermal photons of light. The body is able to absorb this external energy on a cellular level and transform light energy into chemical energy, which the body uses to accelerate the normal healing rate of tissue for a wide range of ailments.
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has a photochemical effect (like photosynthesis in plants). One of the main mechanisms of action occurs in the mitochondria (the cellular power plant inside every cell).
The effect depends on the application of the correct wavelength and density of light, delivered to the target tissues for an appropriate period of time (typically between 30 – 60 seconds). Pulses can improve tissue repair and has anti-inflammatory (pain relieving) effects.