Cold laser therapy is one of the most modern forms of therapy that uses a low power laser as the first line in pain control and tissue healing. Northgate Physiotherapy, Chiropractic & Massage Therapy Centre can provide cold laser therapy service in Calgary.
The cold laser is the most modern type of phototherapy laser as it operates at a strength level low enough to penetrate through the body but not cause cuts or burnt tissue. The cold laser emits light energy at a specific wavelength between the red and infrared spectrum that will specifically penetrate through the skin for up to four inches to activate enzymes in target cells and stimulate the process of healing in the tissue.
How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?
The laser penetrates into the damaged cells thereby stimulating the enzyme which in turn stimulates the growth of the damaged cells and as a result improves cell regeneration. Study has also shown that cold laser therapy provides pain relief as a result of the release of endorphins and serotonin. Studies by NASA have shown that tissue repairs itself up to 40% faster when it is treated with infrared and visible red light.
What does laser therapy treat?
Clinicians use laser therapy treatment on patients to reduce:
What is a Typical Treatment Like?
Laser therapy is safe and easy to use and can be applied quickly and comfortably. Treatments take up to 15 to 20 minutes using the laser and infrared light therapy units that are applied directly to the skin. Damaged tissue can be rehabilitated within a week with several treatments. Patients experience no burning or unpleasant sensation throughout the treatment and experience muscle relaxation and pain relief instead.
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