Laser therapy uses selected wavelengths of light to stimulate molecules in the body. This activates a cascade of photochemical reactions boosting cells metabolism. The metabolism improves circulation, oxygenation and absorption of nutrients in cells.
The Sun consists of many wavelengths of light which give us and our planet energy. This light affects mood, tissue health, food growth and control the planets weather. It would not be overstating it by saying that light is curtail to life and health.
What does the laser light from the blue and green spectrum do to us and our health? It promotes healing in the body. It does this by increasing photmodulation of tissue regeneration. The science is difficult to appreciate (click here for the animation).
Recent developments in microelectronics have enabled the control of powerful class IV lasers. We can now penetrate deep tissue with none of the side effects of 5 years ago. These side effects are often reported in scientific papers. Side effects include overheating of the skin, overtreating of shallow muscle tissue etc.
Class IV lasers are now so affective that the NHS use them in pre and post-operative patients.
Guys and St Thomas’s hospital are using lasers to reduce the risks associated with operations. This has been a tremendous success. The lasers have reduced the need for the surgical knife. I was fortunate enough to have one of these machines used in the NHS at the end 2018.
Laser therapy is suitable for any age group, skin tone, and body size. The laser is adjusted for any tissue type. It is safe to use on pregnant women, injured children, elderly people or professional athletes. An advanced therapeutic laser can tailor the treatment to the specific individual.
It’s ideal for long-term maintenance of incurable conditions such as osteoarthritis. It can replace medication or be used in conjunction with other drugs.
Elite athletes are treated proactively to prevent tissue inflammation and damage during training.
A course of treatments can span from 6 sessions for acute cases, to 12 or more for chronic conditions, with ideally two applications a week.
We use laser therapy on its own and alongside osteopathic treatment.
The body reacts to light and when exposed to sunlight, our skin turns
darker. Viatmin D releases in skin and Serotonin hormone is released in
the brain, which helps us to feel happy.
In the last 50 years of research science has helped isolate these wavelengths of light responsible for these changes.
The bio-medical science used in advanced laser technology has enabled medical devices to harness the natural healing effects of this light stimulation on cells with wonderful results.
Laser therapy uses selected wavelengths of light to stimulate molecules in the body, boosting cells' metabolism.
The metabolism improves circulation, oxygenation and absorption of nutrients in cells. This creates an optimal healing environment for tissues to recover from injury. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored & pain is relieved.
Laser therapy is successful on a vast range of applications, from acute injuries such as muscle strains and tears all the way to chronic pain.
Not all lasers are the same. Some devices simply don’t work. Others have limited therapeutic action or produce mixed outcomes.
Devices categorized as ‘Class IIIb’are limited in energy output. IIIb require longer sessions to produce the therapeutic dosage needed. The class IV K-Lasers are more powerful with applications taking only few minutes.
K-Laser IV is a safe and promotes the body’s own reparative processes. The most advanced therapeutic Class IV laser has a success rate of 90% (NHS data).