Cold Laser Therapy
Since many people ask us about cold laser therapy, we thought we should dedicate a page on our website to educate our patients and the inquiring public.
Often times when we think of lasers, we think of cutting or permanently altering objects in industrial or commercial applications. However, it surprises some patients when they learn physiotherapists utilize lasers to help treat a range of conditions. What’s important to remember is the lasers we use are much different than lasers used in other industries. Physiotherapists use low level lasers that penetrate only the upper layers of body tissue. When these lasers penetrate through the top layers of skin they can provide a number of benefits including: reducing inflammation (helps pain relief), stimulating blood flow (which aids in healing), and helping scar reduction. Cold laser therapy causes no discomfort or pain and has no side effects, making it a great treatment option.
Typical injuries that could benefit from cold laser are tendinopathies, arthritis, wound healing, and jaw pain.