Laser Therapy / Low-Level Laser Therapy


Laser Therapy
Laser Therapy – Langley BC

Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is an innovative therapy that has been used for over 20 years to treat a range of conditions, including soft tissue injuries and pain associated with arthritis. This light energy may help break down injured tissue and stimulate cells to heal and restore their healthy state. This treatment can be used for muscle, tendon, and ligament injuries. It can also reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling.

At Opal Physio, we provide low-intensity light treatment as an adjunct treatment to help with pain management and enhance the recovery process.

What is low-level laser therapy ( LLLT )?

It a low-intensity light-based treatment, which is also called Photobiomodulation. It is used for several musculoskeletal conditions to help improve.

  • Soft tissue healing,
  • Decrease inflammation
  • Increase Circulation and Enhance tissue regeneration
  • Relief for acute and chronic pain management.

Is cold laser therapy the same as low-level laser therapy?

LLLT is also called Cold Laser, as they do not produce any heat sensation during application.

How does laser therapy work?

The Laser light applied with a wavelength of 660nm–905nm produces biochemical changes within the cellular levels similar to photosynthesis in plants. Light wavelength applied between the red to the near-infrared region can penetrate skin and tissues and can better affect pain, inflammation, and tissue repair. low-intensity light treatment is beneficial for providing pain relief and can help speed up the body’s ability to heal injured structures.

Low-Level Laser Therapy Treatment
Using Laser Therapy For Pain Relief

What conditions can low-level laser therapy treat?

Laser therapy can be used as part of the physiotherapy treatment process. Cold Therapy can be used to treat the following pain conditions.

  • Sprains and strains
  • Post-surgical pain,
  • Muscular pain
  • Cervical or lumbar radiculopathy
  • Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • In Frozen shoulder for pain relief
  • Neck and back pain
  • Elbow epicondylitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tempro mandibular Joint Pain (TMJ Pain)

Is low-light laser therapy safe?

low-intensity light treatment is non-invasive, produces no pain and is safe to use.

LLLT is well tolerated by patients of all ages.

What are precautions and Contraindications for use with LLLT?

There are no known side effects to having a Low-Level Laser Light Therapy physiotherapy treatment. However, certain precautions should be considered, which includes –

Eyes: Since LLLT produces powerful light, every person should wear proper protective glasses in the room for safety. Protective glasses are provided during the treatment,

Cancer: LLLT is not applied for cancerous tissues unless the patient receives chemotherapy to help reduce side effects. It is known to be considered for terminally- ill cancer patients for palliative pain relief.

Epilepsy: The low-frequency light can trigger a seizure in photosensitive, epileptic patients.

Pregnancy: LLLT cannot be applied directly over the developing fetus.

( From the conference of The North American Association for Laser Therapy – 2010 )