Laser therapy

Improved healing and pain relief

Laser therapy refers to the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries using a therapeutic dose of red or near infrared light. This treatment modality is based on a photochemical process called Photobiomodulation.

At our clinic we use a high power laser which ensures greater penetration and absorption of light into tissue in a swift amount of time, compared to other lower powered devices. Our laser is a Class IV laser, utilising the 810nm/980nm wavelengths.

Benefits of laser therapy:

– Reduces pain, swelling and stiffness
– Improves tissue healing
– Increases blood flow
– Anti-inflammatory
– Drug free
– Non-invasive
– Effective for acute and chronic conditions

How does laser therapy work?

The light energy from laser reaches the mitochondria of damaged tissue in deeper structures (ie. muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones), promoting a physiological reaction to accelerate the body’s natural healing process.

Physiological effects:

– Increases production of ATP
– Increased localised blood flow
– Boosts cell oxygenation
– Increase growth factor production
– Promote extracellular matrix deposition
– Increased cell proliferation

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Common issues we treat with laser therapy

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Frequently asked questions about Laser therapy

What should I expect in the first session of laser therapy?

Our podiatrists will discuss the suitability of laser therapy for your condition based on your medical history, a thorough biomechanical assessment and diagnosis. The podiatrist will use an applicator which emits the laser light, along the surface of the injured area. Each treatment area targeted will take around 5-10 minutes. We will also provide you with safety glasses which must be worn through the treatment to protect the eyes from damage.

How many sessions are needed?

The course of laser therapy can vary from 3-12 sessions with multiple sessions each week. The number of treatments will be determined by your podiatrist and will be based on the severity and chronicity of the injury, and your response to the treatment.

Does laser therapy hurt?

There is little to no sensation during treatment. The High Power Laser therapy can generate heat on the surface of the skin so you may feel mild warmth over the area targeted during the procedure.

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02 9037 7395
1/154 Henderson Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015 Jobs and Shellharbour Podiatry

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