Laser Therapy, Calgary
Laser Therapy (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) is becoming more popular for patients seeking alternative pain management techniques.
A laser light is monochromatic, collimated, and coherent. A laser is a device that produces such a light. Credence Physiotherapy uses Low level laser therapy (LLLT) to treat various musculoskeletal condition. LLLT is a non-invasive light source treatment that generates a single wavelength of light. It emits no heat, sound, or vibration. It is also called photobiology or bio stimulation.
Effect of Laser Therapy
LLLT is believed to affect the function of connective tissue cells (fibroblasts), accelerate connective tissue repair and act as an anti-inflammatory agent. Lasers with different wavelengths, varying from 632 to 904 nm, are used in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.
The effects of the LLLT which are significant for physiotherapy, and makes this tool useful to enhance other treatments as therapeutic exercise, are:
- Reduction of inflammation: It can occur within hours to days.
- Pain Relief : for example pain associated with TMD, pain in tendinopathies or neuropathic pain.
- Accelerated tissue regeneration: LLLT stimulates cell proliferation of fibroblasts , keratinocytes , endothelial cells and lymphocytes.
- Reducing swelling from bruises or inflammations.
- Minimizes scar formation from surgery, cuts, burns, etc.