Photobiomodulation Therapy

Class IV laser therapy with the Summus Medical Laser delivers specific red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a therapeutic effect within the body. These include increased circulation, decreased swelling, reduction of pain and enhanced tissue repair. Laser therapy has been used in Europe since the 1970s and was cleared by the United States Food and Drug AdminiStration in 2002.

 

Use Laser Therapy in Conjunction With Other Treatments  

Laser Therapy is often used with other forms of treatment, including physical therapy, chiropractic, massage, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy and even following surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with laser to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.

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LASER THERAPY
CAN RELIEVE PAIN, REDUCE SWELLING, AND INCREASE RANGE OF MOTION

During each painless treatment, lasery energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area and created an optimal healing enviroment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.

During laser therapy the infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level, and metabolic activity increases within the cell, improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane. This initiates the increased production of cellular energy (ATP) that leads to a cascade  of beneficial effects, increasing cellular function and health.

LASER THERAPY CAN HELP WITH:

  • Tendinopathles

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Myofascial Trigger Points

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Neck Pain

  • Lower Back Pain

  • Rib Pain

  • Ligament Sprains

  • Muscle Strains

  • Repetitive Stress Injuries

  • Chondromalacia Patellae

  • Plantar Fasciitis  

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Shoulder, Back & Knee Pain

  • Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

  • Post-Traumatic Injury

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Diabetic Neuropathy

  • Deep Edema Congestion

  • Sports Injuries

  • Auto & Work Related Injuries

Frequently asked questions

Does it hurt? What does a treatment feel like?


There is little or no sensation during treatment. Occasionally, the patient feels mild, soothing warmth, or tingling sensations. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction.




Are there any side effects or associated risks?


During more than twenty years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. Occasionally, some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days as the healing response is more active after treatment.




How often should a patient receive laser therapy?


Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week, tapering to once every week or two as improvement is seen.




How many laser therapy treatments does it take?


This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions 4 to 6 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic nature may require 6 to 12 (or more) treatments. Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.




How long before results are felt from laser therapy


You may feel improvement in your condition (usually pain reduction) after the very first treatment. Sometimes you will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that the condition is not improving. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.