Low Level Laser Therapy

LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY
MELBOURNE NATURAL THERAPIES

 

laserWe provide Low Level Laser Therapy for pain relief. We have 2 convenient locations, 14/51-55 City Road Southbank and 3/313 Little Collins Street directly opposite Royal Arcade in the heart of the Melbourne CBD.

Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and help accelerate the healing process. It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality.

 

How Cold Lasers Work

Cold lasers are handheld devices, often only the size of a flashlight. The clinician holds the laser directly over the injured area for 30 seconds to several minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and the dose being provided by the cold laser unit. During this time, non-thermal photons of light are emitted from the laser and pass through the skin’s layers (the dermis, epidermis, and the subcutaneous tissue under the skin). This light has the ability to penetrate 2 to 5 centimetres below the skin to the tissues to be treated. Once inside the cell, the laser beam can trigger many cellular changes such as the production of enzymes, protein substances vital for innumerable bio-chemical actions.

Cold laser therapy can stimulate all cell types including muscle, ligament, cartilage and nerves. This means that a number of conditions can be effectively treated by cold laser therapy.

 

Some conditions that may typically be treated by cold laser therapy include:

• Neck pain
• Back pain
• Nerve pain
• Arthritic pain and stiffness
• Muscle and joint pain
• Hip, knee and limb pain
• Tendinopathy
• Pain associated with muscle spasms
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Fibromyalgia pain
• TMJ

Potential advantages of cold laser therapy:
• Cold laser therapy is a non-invasive procedure.
• Cold laser therapy can potentially provide pain relief or pain reduction without the use of pain medications, anti-inflammatory drugs or surgery and unlike many medications, cold laser therapy does not have serious side effects when used properly.
• It can be used alone or in combination with a number of other therapies.

If you would like to make an appointment or you have any questions about cold laser therapy please don’t hesitate to contact the clinic on (03) 9645 9923.

 

History
In 1960, physicist Theodore Maiman devised a way by which a ruby crystal could emit an intense, short-lived high-powered beam of visible red light strong enough to drill a hole through a stack of razor blades. Some benefits of low-level laser therapy were actually recognized through residual effects of the more common high-energy (hot) surgical laser, which vaporizes tissue and seals blood vessels and is considered superior in some surgical cases to the traditional scalpel method. Physicians found that the residual or escaping low-intensity (cold) light beams from the surgical beam resulted in less pain, faster healing, and very little scar tissue. Hungarian scientist Endre Mester published these findings in 1969. Research and experimentation with low-powered laser beams for non-surgical healing has been under way since the 1960s. It has been used successfully in Europe, Asia, and Africa for the last 30 years.

Feel free to contact us for more information

Melbourne Natural Therapies
03 9645 9923

Tissue Healing & Pain Relief Naturally

Low Level Laser has been used for over thirty years to reduce pain, inflammation and oedema, promote healing of wounds, deeper tissue and nerves, and prevent cell death and tissue damage.

Cold lasers are handheld devices, often only the size of a flashlight. The clinician holds the laser directly over the injured area for between 20 seconds and several minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and the dose being provided by the cold laser unit. During this time, non-thermal photons of light are emitted from the laser and pass through the skin’s layers (the dermis, epidermis, and the subcutaneous tissue under the skin). This light has the ability to penetrate 2 to 5 centimetres below the skin to the tissues to be treated. Once inside the cell, the laser beam can trigger many cellular changes such as the production of enzymes, protein substances vital for innumerable bio-chemical actions.

Normally-functioning cells are not adversely affected by Low Level Laser.

Low Level Laser Therapy does not heat or cut tissue, unlike high intensity lasers.

Many pain releivers simply mask the pain or only address the symptoms. Low Level Laser Therapy treats the underlying condition or pathology to promote healing, reduce inflammation and give relief for both acute and chronic pain. This means that the treatments are effective and the benefits of Low Level Therapy are long lasting.

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