Class IV Deep Tissue Laser therapy is a non-invasive technique to help reduce pain and inflammation for both chronic and acute conditions. Laser therapy is FDA cleared and provides an effective alternative to drugs and surgery. It can be used alone but we find it is most effective when paired with an individualized physical rehabilitation program.
Laser therapy differs from many other therapy modalities, like ultrasound and electrical stimulation, because it actually effects a physiological change in the cells of the body, spurring an increase in cellular energy. Cellular energy is essential for all cells to function properly, including the ability to repair and recover.
Laser Therapy accelerates your body’s own natural healing process through photo-bio-stimulation. Photo-bio-stimulation refers to the absorption of photons by the tissue cells. The light energy is used by the mitochondria to increase ATP (cellular energy) production and thus accelerates healing of tissue. An increase in ATP serves to enhance the body’s normal biochemical processes that aid in tissue repair, including increased blood flow which leads to more oxygenation to the damaged tissues, as well as, faster removal of carbon dioxide and lactic acid.
Laser light differs from ordinary light because it is directional, monochromatic, and coherent. While ordinary light is composed of a broad spectral band comprised of different wavelengths, laser light is comprised of one wavelength with a significant amount of light energy and power concentrated in a small area.
Effective laser therapy administration is a direct function of power of the laser light and dose delivered. Administering the optimal treatment dose to patients produces consistent positive outcomes. Class IV laser therapy provides a deeper depth of tissue penetration and ultimately provides a dose that results in positive reproducible outcomes. Higher wattage also results in faster treatment times and provides results unachievable with low wattage lasers. These lasers provide a level of versatility unrivaled by other Class I, II, and IIIb lasers due to their ability to treat both superficial and deep tissue conditions.