Low intensity laser therapy, also known as photobiostimulation or light therapy, is a treatment that utilises specific segments of the light spectrum to interact with cells. With its application, a variety of medical conditions can be healed effectively, eliminating pain and other symptoms. It is a safe, non-invasive and drug free treatment that helps treat acute and chronic musculo-skeletal injuries and degenerative conditions.
The physiological effects are:
- Increased production and release of:
- Endorphins – natural analgesics
- Cortisol – precursor of cortisone
- Growth hormone – instrumental in tissue repair
- ATP – improves and regulates cellular metabolism
- Increased protein synthesis – collagen, DNA, fibroblasts
- Venous and lymphatic flow facilitated
- Increased angiogenesis – elevation of oxygen saturation
- Enhanced immune response, etc.
Laser treatment is completely safe and has no adverse side effects. It is particularly effective for inflamed and injured tissues such as sprains/strains, tendinitis, acute disc prolapses and pain. It is also excellent for treating joint swelling and stiffness following surgery and fracture, and arthritic joints.