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We provide Low Level Laser Therapy for pain relief. Low level laser is also referred to as Photobiomodulation.
Cold Laser Therapy, Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) or Photobiomodulation 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 Do 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 Low Level Laser Therapy Melbourne.
Some conditions that may typically be treated include:
• Neck pain
• Back pain
• Nerve pain
• Arthritic pain and stiffness
• Muscle and joint pain
• Hip, knee and limb pain
• Pain associated with muscle spasms
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Fibromyalgia pain
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.
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.
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Melbourne Natural Therapies
Low Level Laser Therapy Melbourne
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 Melbourne 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.
What to expect
Whether you suffer from lower back pain, neck pain, joint pain, musculoskeletal pain, tendonitis, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel, sprains and strains, migraine or any other acute or chronic pain, at low level laser therapy Melbourne we can offer you a modern treatment that can achieve better results than using traditional pain management protocols. It is a drug-free, painless, non-invasive, and effective therapy that has been proven to increase the speed, tensile strength and quality of tissue repair, resolve inflammation, and give pain relief in the shortest possible time.
Why LLLT / Photobiomodulation?
Over the past few decades, this new treatment option has gained a lot of popularity all over the world, thanks to the non-invasive, painless, and drug-free nature of this treatment that a lot of patients suffering from various body aches and pains now consider low level laser therapy to be the best way to effectively treat a number of wounds, injuries, pain syndromes, and neurological conditions.
What to Expect During LLLT / Photobiomodulation Session?
The professional therapists working Low Level Laser Therapy Melbourne use the power of laser light to boost the natural healing process of the body. Depending on the severity of the pain and the size of the affected area, the therapists may increase or decrease the intensity and duration of cold laser application. The non-thermal photons emitted by the cold laser enter the affected part of the body and speeds up the healing process to provide quick relief from pain and inflammation. During the entire process, you generally don’t feel any sensation in the part being treated. Most of the patients feel slight tingling sensation or warmth whenever the probe head of the laser touches the skin. For most patients, LLLT is has no sensation.