What is Low Level Laser Therapy?
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) sometimes known as Low Level Light Therapy or Photobiomodulation (PBM) is a low intensity red light therapy.
At specific wavelengths, the light can stimulate or inhibit biochemical changes within cells depending on the intensity and the time applied. LLLT helps to initiate the change within the cell energy. This is particular important in cells that are injured and have reduced potential to heal.
The Benefits of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
- Cell Repair – increases energy in a cell
- Tissue Regeneration – replaces damaged tissue
- Analgesic Effect – without the need for painkillers
- Anti-Inflammatory Effect– alleviates swelling caused by injury or disease
- Wound Healing – reduces the formation of scar tissue.
- Stimulates Nerve Function – from the subcutaneous (innermost layer of the skin) to the neuromuscular junction and the nerve trunks.
More than 4000 studies on pub.med.gov, have concluded that the majority of laboratory and clinical studies have demonstrated that LLLT has a positive effect on acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain.
- Sprains, Muscle Strains/Tendinopathy
- Shoulder Pain
- Elbow Pain
- Acute Inflammation
- Chronic inflammation
- Achilles Tendinopathy and Injury
- Joint Pain
- Neck Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Knee Pain
- Post Operative Pain
- Nerve Pain
- Sport Injury / Improve Sporting Performance
How many Low Level Laser Therapy sessions do I need?
Some patients feel results within the first session. It does depend on the nature of the condition being treated and how the patient’s body adapts, but it can ranges between 4-6 sessions. The frequency of treatment recommended is daily for 1-2 weeks.
Can I Combine Low Level Laser Therapy with Massage, Osteopathy or Chiropractic Treatment?
Yes. As the Laser focuses on healing at a cellular level, mobilisation of the joints and soft tissue may further enhance the overall effect, especially in the more chronic issues that take a longer time to heal. Each area or condition will be assessed fully prior to deciding the most effective way to treat.