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Laser Therapy

What is laser therapy?

Laser therapy is a non-invasive, pain-free treatment method that uses red and infrared light to target inflamed and injured tissues. The photon energy from the laser penetrates through the skin to the tissue and interacts with the cells to help restore normal cell function and enhances the body's natural healing process.

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Top 10 Conditions Treated With Laser Therapy

  1. Knee pain/arthritis
  2. Cervical pain
  3. Plantar fasciitis
  4. Low back pain
  5. Trigger points
  6. Muscle spasms
  7. Shoulder pain
  8. Hip pain
  9. Hand pain
  10. Elbow pain

What are the advantages?

  • Decrease the amount of scar tissue
  • Increase oxygenated blood to injury site
  • Increase in proper collagen production to enhance tissue elasticity and reduce scar formation
  • Repairs damaged muscle fibres and enhances activation
  • Decrease the amount of inflammation
  • Promotes nerve regeneration and recovery
  • Increase in cartilage production to improve joint function and movement
  • Increase bone formation to accelerate repair

Are there any potential side-effects?

Although adverse effects from laser therapy are rare and temporary - some effects may occur due to pre-existing health conditions. Potential side effects may include:

  • Temporary increase in pain during application of laser
  • Mild bruising from vasodilation or direct pressure of laser tip
  • Temporary dizziness
  • Skin reaction when photosensitizing drugs are used with laser therapy

*please notify our staff if you are on any photosensitizing drugs prior to using laser therapy. This would include: antihistamines, contraceptives, NSAIDS or anti arthritics, antidepressants and antibiotics.

What are the contraindications of laser therapy?

Laser therapy should not be used on any individual with any of the following:

  • Pacemaker
  • Hemorrhage
  • Light hypersensitivity
  • Use of corticosteroids
  • Pregnancy
  • Carcinoma

* please notify our staff if you have or suspect you have any of the noted contraindications. For additional information, please visit K-laserusa.com