COLD LASER THERAPY
Backed by over 700 clinical trials, laser therapy stimulates the cellular activity that repairs tissue and reduces pain & inflammation. Like photosynthesis affects plant cells, laser therapy stimulates ATP production (cellular energy), which cuts healing time by 50%. Best for muscle strains, ligament strains, tendonitis and joint conditions, neck pain, back pain, knee pain and neuropathic pain.
Accelerates Injury Recovery
Relieves Pain (back & neck pain)
Reduces Swelling & Inflammation
WHAT IS COLD LASER THERAPY
Known as Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), Photobiomodulation (PBMT) and Cold Laser therapy, this is the application of red and near infra-red light over injuries or lesions to improve wound and soft tissue healing, reduce inflammation and relieve both acute and chronic pain.
HOW DOES COLD LASER THERAPY WORK
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has a photochemical effect (like photosynthesis in plants). One of the main mechanisms of action occurs in the mitochondria (the cellular power plant inside every cell). The effect depends on the application of the correct wavelength and density of light, delivered to the target tissues for an appropriate period of time (typically between 30 - 60 seconds).
The primary effect occurs when light is absorbed in cytochrome c oxidase, a protein within the mitochondria.
When cells get stressed due to disease, injury or ageing, the mitochondria produces nitric oxide (NO). This competitively displaces oxygen from cytochrome c oxidase, which reduces ATP production (i.e. cellular energy ) and causes an over production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) leading to oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress is well known to lead to inflammation and cell death.
Cold laser therapy dissociates NO allowing oxygen back in, so ATP is restored and oxidative stress reduced. Once normal mitochondrial function is restored then cell metabolism improves, which cascades into cellular regeneration, which in turn leads to relief of pain and inflammation, accelerated healing, and reduced swelling.