LightForce Laser Therapy is now available for patients in Perth and Bayswater.
What is Laser Therapy?
LightForce Laser therapy is a medical treatment that uses focused light to treat painful muscles and joints associated with acute and chronic soft tissue injuries. It is also indicated for help relieving pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis via it’s ability to increase localised blood flow. This treatment is a non-invasive and non-pharmacological alternative for pain relief.
NON-SURGICAL – Laser therapy may prolong the need for surgical intervention. It’s ability to influence pain makes it a great choice for pre and post operative pain when surgery is indication.
DRUG-FREE – Laser therapy may help manage your pain without the use and side effects of expensive prescription medications.
RAPID RELIEF – Laser therapy may help you return to activities you love faster when you experience fast acting pain relief.
What Conditions Can LightForce Laser Therapy help?
Laser therapy is used to treat both acute and chronic conditions as well as post-activity recovery. When treating acute injuries, it is most effective when administered as soon as possible following injury. With Chronic conditions, laser therapy is used most often to help combat persistent pain. Laser therapy is used by over 250 professional, college, and Olympic sports teams across the US, Europe and Asia, and it’s now available HERE!
Why LightForce Laser Therapy?
The point of conducting laser therapy treatments, is the biological cascade of events that leads to an increase in cellular metabolism (promoting tissue healing) and a decrease in pain. Laser therapy is used to treat acute and chronic conditions as well as post-activity recovery. It is also used as another option to prescription drugs, a tool to prolong the need for some surgeries, as well as pre and post-surgery treatment to help control pain.
Is LightForce Laser Therapy Painful?
You will feel a soothing warmth as the therapy is administered. Many patients receiving LightForce® Therapy Laser treatments report enjoying the experience, especially when a massage-ball treatment head is used to deliver what is often referred to as a “laser massage.” Patients receiving treatments with higher-power lasers also frequently report a rapid decrease in pain. For someone suffering from chronic pain, this effect can be particularly pronounced. Laser therapy for pain can be a viable treatment.
Is LightForce Laser Therapy Safe?
In 2004 the FDA declared Laser Therapy safe and efficacious reduction of pain and increasing micro-circulation. Therapy lasers are safe and effective treatment options to reduce musculoskeletal pain due to injury. The biggest risk to injury during laser therapy treatments is to the eye, which is why certified, protective eyewear is always required during LightForce® treatments.
How long does a Laser Therapy session last?
With LightForce® lasers, treatments are quick usually 3-10 minutes depending on the size, depth, and acuteness of the condition being treated. High-power lasers are able to deliver a lot of energy in a small amount of time, allowing therapeutic dosages to be achieved quickly. For patients and clinicians with packed schedules, fast and effective treatments are a must.
How long will it take until I notice a difference?
Patients often report improved sensation, including a therapeutic warmth and some analgesia immediately after the treatment. For noticeable changes in symptoms and condition, patients should undergo a series of treatments as the benefits of laser therapy from one treatment to the next are cumulative.
Do I have to limit my activity after treatment?
Laser therapy will not limit a patient’s activities. The nature of a specific pathology and the current stage within the healing process will dictate appropriate activity levels. Laser will often reduce pain which will make it easier to perform different activities and will often help restore more normal joint mechanics. That being said, reduced pain should not overshadow the advice of a medical professional who understands how the laser will fit into a rehabilitation protocol when deciding how aggressively to push functional limits.
Where to from here?
If you are suffering plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, nerve impingement, ankle pain, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, or any other lower limb soft tissue injury then take advantage of our Gap-Free* Lower Limb Assessment where you can find out more about LightForce Laser therapy and if it’s suitable for your particular situation.