Low level laser therapy or Cold laser therapy, is an intervention that has been introduced into many medical professions in the aid of reducing inflammation and swelling. Low level laser therapy is an alternative medicine that is non-invasive and utilises a red infrared beam that causes no ionising radiation. The cold laser can have a positive influence on numerous conditions, including Lymphedema. Lymphedema is a disease that is caused by an accumulation of lymph in soft tissues which is accompanied by swelling of the certain area. Lymphedema can be caused by inflammation, removal or obstruction of the lymph nodes. If not cured, the disease may lead too superficial tissue changes, physical limitations, chronic infection and great pain and discomfort. Common regions affected by lymphedema include, cervical, supraclavicular, axillary, femoral and popliteal lymph nodes.
Low level laser therapy/ Cold Laser Therapy aids
in the treatment of lymphedema by draining the swollen area which works to reduce the inflammation present. It helps improve lymph flow throughout the lymph system and reduce excess fluid and protein built up in soft tissues.
Low level laser therapy has many benefits including:
- Pain Relief that’s painless and often cured quickly
- Non-invasive (No surgical incisions)
- Reduction of swelling and inflammation
- Extraordinarily short recovery time
- Increased Joint mobility
- Softening of hard fibrosis /scar tissue
The procedure includes an emitter placed over the affected area for approximately 5 minutes on each segment affected with the doctor utilising a woodpecker technique that involves pushing down upon the nodes to assist lymphatic drainage. Treatment sessions follow a decade rule, meaning that for every 10 years of age 1 session is required, for example 60 years = 6 sessions.
If you’re showing symptoms of swollen areas either on your neck, arm, thigh, knee or leg and/or your GP has diagnosed you with Lymphedema,
in Perth is perfect for treatment of a variety of conditions that involve swelling or inflammation of regions around the body. Lakeside laser is located north to Perth’s city central in Joondalup on 3/45 Central walk. The clinic has visitors from the suburbs north of Perth including, Woodvale, Kingsley, Currambine, Tapping, Chittering, Alkimos, Yanchep and Two Rocks. If you would like to book an appointment you can contact us on 9300 0095 or alternatively use our ‘book now’ tab on our website www.lakesidelaser.com.au
. Our Perth trained low level laser technicians are ready to assist you live your life to its fullest.