Cold Laser Therapy
Note: After a year of looking into this therapy, I decided it was finally time to get this! I am so happy that I have this service to offer you because Cold Laser Therapy has worked so well for me and clients I've worked with. After speaking to an Olympian skier who uses this as part of his program in Colorado, I decided it was time. You can sign up for this through several options when you book your appointment.
Why I use Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser is a newer and very sophisticated form of therapy for musculoskeletal injuries of all sorts. LASER, or Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, uses a concentrated beam of light that is absorbed by the body and has significant physiological effects. Laser is used to treat muscles, tendons, fascia, connective tissue, nerves, bones, and joints. It helps with both pain reduction/management and tissue healing and the application is very safe. Many universities and most high professional sports teams have practitioners who utilize lasers to help their athletes.
Healing with light at the cellular level
The goal of cold laser therapy is to deliver light energy units (in photons) to damaged cells. Photons are absorbed by the cells and stimulate the mitochondria to accelerate production of ATP. The biochemical increase in cell energy helps accelerate the bodies healing process by transforming cells from a state of damage to a stable, healthy state.
Regarding research and laser, most all of the literature is positive. There are a few negative studies but it is important to point out that they tend to discuss lower powered laser. The TerraQuant LS50 is not low power. In fact, it is one of the highest-powered lasers on the market. At this time, there are over 100 double-blind studies confirming the positive effects of laser therapy and over 300 research reports have been published. Research continues around the world as the therapeutic effects of laser is continuing to be discovered.
What are some conditions treated by Cold Laser Therapy?
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Rotator cuff tear
- Back pain
- Skin problems
- ...and many more!
What are some benefits of Cold Laser Therapy?
- Virtually No Contra-Indications
- Easy to Apply
- No Side Effects or Pain
- Very Safe
- Cost Effective for Practitioner and Patient
- Highly Effective for Patient (more than 90% efficacy)
- Superior Alternative to: Analgesics, NSAID's, Other Medications, Other Modalities
- Reduces Need for Surgery
What are some biological effects of Cold Laser Therapy?
- Rapid Cell Growth — Laser light accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.
- Faster Wound Healing — Laser light stimulates fibroblast development and accelerates collagen synthesis in damaged tissue.
- Increased Metabolic Activity — Higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells and thus greater production of the basic food source for cells, Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP).
- Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation — Laser light reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from: cuts, scratches, burns or post surgery.
- Anti-Inflammatory Action — Laser light reduces swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints to give enhanced joint mobility.
- Increased Vascular Activity — Laser light induces temporary vasodilation increasing blood flow to damaged areas.
- Stimulated Nerve Function — Slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue can result in "dead" limbs or numb areas. Laser light speeds the process of nerve cell reconnection to bring the numb areas back to life.