Low Level Laser Therapy
What is Low Level Laser Therapy?
Low level laser Therapy is a form of photomedicine, which uses a specific wavelength of light (red and near-infrared) to create therapeutic effects. Low Level laser therapy has a broad spectrum of uses, numerous medical studies have proven the benefits of low level laser therapy.these studies highlight the effectiveness of low level laser therapy as a treatment for a wide variety of conditions. , skin conditions : diabetic wounds, vascular wounds (acne, eczema, psoriasis etc), Sports Injuries - anterior cruciate ligament, achilles tendonitis, ankle sprain. Pain relief (Back & Neck pain), Knee pain, ankle pain. Foot Conditions -Plantar Fasciitis, Morton's Neuroma, Bunion pain, arthritis, neuropathy plus a whole lot more.
Now, after FDA clearance in 2002, low level laser therapy is being used extensively in the United States. This innovative treatment is now available in the UK at My Foot Doctor.
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is not to be confused with thermal or cutting lasers that heat the skin, as low level laser therapy is also referred to as cold laser therapy, as it does not heat the skin to cause effect, but works by placing a photon (light) beam into injured tissue, promoting faster healing and recovery. It can also block pain signals, as it stimulates the release of our body’s natural painkillers known as endorphins and provides a rapid and effective form of pain relief and may eliminate the need for painkilling drugs, when treating a wide variety of medical and cosmetic conditions.
In the UK, a large volume of controlled research has been carried out in centres of excellence such as Guy’s Hospital Tissue Repair Unit, Oxford University, Ulster University, Cambridge Military Hospital and Northampton School of Podiatry. Used by the British Army, Navy and RAF, the British Olympic squads and several football teams,Watch Football star Micheal Owen below receiving light therapy to treat hamstring sports injury. Low Level Laser (LLLT) has a wide range of applications. The benefits have also been studied and endorsed by NASA.
Has effectiveness been demonstrated scientifically?
Yes. There are literally thousands of published studies demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of low level laser therapy. Among these, there are more than 300 rigorously controlled, scientific studies that document the effectiveness of laser for numerous clinical conditions.
Below is a list of the most common conditions that can be treated using Low Level Laser Therapy:
Skin Conditions: Acne, Acne Scarring, Anti-aging, Roseacea, Eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, Shingles, wound healing, post surgical healing, lymphoedema, Burns, neuropathy.
Sports & Musculo-skeletal Injuries: Back & Neck pain, Sciatica pain, traumatic joint injuries, Acute & Chronic pain, Osteo-Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Shin Splints, Knee injuries, cartilage injuries, tennis/golfers elbow, Frozen Shoulder, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Rotator Cuff Injury, Hip pain, Groin Injuries, Hamstring sprains/strain Injuries, tendonitis, Osgood Schlatters Disease, Patella tendonitis, cruciate ligament tear, stress fracture of the tibia, Ankle Injuries, soft tissue injuries. Below is a video of football star Michael Owen receiving Low Level Laser Therapy to treat a Hamstring/sports Injury.
Foot Conditions: Bunion pain, plantar fasciitis, Morton's neuroma, fractures, metatarsalgia, heel pain, achilles tendonitis, foot pain due to arthritis, foot fractures, sprained ankle, Freiberg's Disease, Hallux Rigidus (Big Toe pain), Hammer Toe, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. Verruca, Fungal Nails. Leg Ulcers, neuropathy.
If your condition is not listed above, or you would like further information, please contact Our Low Level Laser Therapist on: 01698 267389, or you can text questions on; 07985 687 770.
Evening, weekend, same day emergency appointments available.
Treatment is suitable for persons of all ages, however if you under 18 years of age, you must attend with a parent who will be asked to give consent prior to treatment.
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