Cold laser therapy, Also known as Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) low-power laser or soft-laser, is a non-invasive therapy designed to aid the body in its healing process. The laser is applied directly to the problem area and light is emitted by the device. You will feel the device but it creates no heat, sound or vibration, hence COLD laser.
It is a painless procedure that can be used to potentially relieve pain from joint pain, tendon strains, muscle strain, soft tissue injuries, tendonitis, arthritis, bursitis, tennis elbow, back soreness, carpal tunnel syndrome, and fibromyalgia, just to start. Generally there are 2 methods used, wavelengths between 600-700 nanometres (nm) for superficial tissue and trigger points and wavelengths of 780-950 nm for deeper penetration. Both methods are used to spark changes within the tissue.
The cold laser provides light energy units via infrared laser radiation to damaged cells, this energy is referred to as photons. These are absorbed by the cells and help to stimulate the mitochondria to boost production of ATP (the particle that your body uses for energy). It takes a series of treatments depending on severity and duration of the condition.
Main uses for cold laser therapy is to repair the tissue and relief from pain and inflammation. It is a non-invasive, non-toxic, no discomfort, cost effective and no side effects when performed properly by a technician. It can be used in combination with other therapies and treatment plans.