WHAT IS CLASS IV LASER THERAPY?
Laser Therapy is the application of red light and near infrared radiation. These photons of light penetrate deep into tissue and power the synthesis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is a molecule that is the major carrier of energy from one reaction site to another, in all living cells. ATP therefore increases the energy available to all cells so that the cell can take in nutrients faster and expel waste products rapidly. Laser therapy can be used to increase function and mobility of injured tissues or joints. It is a drug-free, surgery-free technique.
In straightforward terms, the cells of tendons, ligaments, cartilage, bone, and muscles are repaired faster when exposed to laser light. The healing time is reduced by one-half to two-thirds the time it would normally take, all other factors remaining. Simply stated, Laser accelerates healing, increases collagen formation, blocks pain transmitted by nerve cells, reduces swelling and edema, and increases lymphatic drainage.
Laser Therapy is used for the treatment of sports injuries, several chronic pain syndromes and some non-healing wounds such as venous and diabetic ulcers. Laser Therapy aims to “bio-stimulate” injured and dysfunctional tissues. A huge amount of research data has been collected on the effects of laser therapy (over 2000 double-blind studies) both in laboratory and clinical settings. Clinical studies and trials of therapeutic lasers indicate the following beneficial effects on tissues and cells:
While the list is extensive with our own clinical success and research, the following conditions were treated with improvement and resolution.