Cold Laser Therapy
A new, modern non-surgical therapy, Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a holistic therapy treatment that provides specific wavelengths of light to interact with cells in the tissue. It is thought the biochemical reaction turns ADP to ATP (charging up a cell) and the energy provided to the mitochondria in the cell starts the process of RNA to DNA replication, stimulating the body to heal itself. This non-invasive holistic therapy can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, soft tissue swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality mobility.
How Do Cold Lasers Work?
Cold lasers are placed directly over the injured area for 30 seconds to several minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and the dose provided by the cold laser unit. During this time, the non-thermal photons of light that are emitted from the laser pass through the skin’s layers – the dermis, epidermis, and the subcutaneous tissue or tissue fat under the skin. This light has the ability to penetrate two to five centimetres below the skin at 90mw and 830nm.