LASER Therapy is also known as photobiomodulation. It entails the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near infrared) to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue.
The LASER works by creating an increase of vasodilatation (blood supply), bringing in oxygen to the cells. It stimulates the lymphatic system, pulling edema and inflammation from the area. ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) production is stimulated in the cells helping them have the energy to function normally. The pain reflex is broken, offering immediate relief of pain.
LASER therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic clinical conditions. Significant reduction in edema (swelling) has been noted as well as tissues are better able to move fluids out through lymphatic drainage pathways.
We use the Zimmer Option Pro for LASER therapy treatments, which has been known to:
- Provide relief of minor muscle and joint aches, pains and stiffness,
- Provide relief of muscle spasm,
- Provide relief of minor pain and stiffness associated with arthritis,
- Promote relaxation of the muscle tissue
- And, increase in local blood circulation
Our Zimmer Ooption Pro is high powered enough to reach even deep tissue layers, but is also very safe for people with a wide range of skin types.
Watch these educational videos on how laser therapy works: