What is Cold Laser Therapy?
Theralase, cold laser therapy, is a proven medical device that safely and effectively stimulates deep tissue regeneration and relieves pain and inflammation.
The purpose of laser therapies is to provide light energy units via infrared laser radiation, referred to as photons, to damaged cells. Photons absorbed by the cells by way of laser therapy stimulate the mitochondria to boost production of ATP. This specific biochemical increase in cell energy fuels cell repair and regeneration.
How does Cold Laser Therapy work?
There are 2 ways cold laser is used. One is targeting trigger points and the other is by using wide coverage of deep tissue, penetrating up to 4 inches with laser photons in order to promote changes within the tissue. When laser light interacts with tissue it causes certain photochemical reactions to occur and stimulates natural biological healing processes, thus transforming light energy into chemical energy.
What are the advantages of Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold laser therapy is a noninvasive procedure, requiring no surgical incision and no prolonged recovery time. Laser therapy does not involve taking any medications, there are no side effects, it’s cost effective and works well with other modalities such as chiro, acupuncture and rehabilitation.
What conditions are effectively treated with Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold lasers tend to be commonly utilized for treatment associated with: Acute and chronic joint pain, Tendon strains, Muscle strain, Soft tissue injuries, Tendonitis, Arthritis, Tennis elbow, Back soreness, Bursitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, in addition to Fibromyalgia.
Do Theralase lasers burn?
No. There are two general types of medical lasers: heat generating lasers which cut through tissue and damage tissue and cold lasers such as the Theralase, which stimulate tissue repair, reduce inflammation and eliminate pain.
Are Theralase lasers harmful?
No. Theralase lasers used for tissue stimulation are not strong enough to damage cells; so even if they were used 24 hours a day on your condition, they would not be able to harm you.
How long are the treatments and how many treatments are needed?
The duration of treatment sessions varies from 5 to 20 minutes. The total number of appointments required varies between 5 and 25 depending on the severity of your condition and your body’s natural healing response.
Rapid Cell Growth
Theralase Laser light accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.
Faster Wound Healing
Theralase Laser light stimulates fibroblast development and accelerates collagen synthesis in damaged tissue.
Theralase Laser light reduces swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints to provide enhanced joint mobility.
Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation
Theralase Laser light reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from: cuts, scratches, burns, or post surgery.
Increased Metabolic Activity
Theralase Laser light produces higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells and thus greater production of the basic food source for cells: Adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
Increased Vascular Activity
Theralase Laser light induces temporary vasodilation increasing blood flow to damaged areas.
Stimulated Nerve Function
Theralase Laser light speeds up the process of nerve cell reconnection to bring the numb areas or “dead limbs” caused by slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue back to life.