LLLT is an extremely safe treatment that painlessly treats a range of conditions such as osteoarthritis, strains/sprains of tendons or muscles, post- operative pain, scarring and tissue damage.
Low Level Laser Therapy, also known as LLLT or light therapy, utilises specific types of light to interact with tissue. It is used to eliminate pain and promote healing for a variety of medical conditions such as:
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Frozen Shoulder
• Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
• Neck pain and Headaches
• Osteo and Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms and Pain
• Achilles Tendonitis
• Sports Injuries
• Tissue and Wound Healing & Reduction of Scar Tissue
• Chronic Oedema (Fluid Retention)
• Post Operative Pain
• TMJ Syndrome (Jaw Pain)
The light source is placed in contact with the skin allowing the photon energy to penetrate tissue, where it interacts with various intracellular biomolecules resulting in the restoration of normal cell function and enhancement of the body’s healing processes.
Photons of light stimulate ATP production, thereby accelerating the healing process. Patients recover from musculoskeletal and peripheral nerve injuries with less scar tissue, accelerated cell regeneration and improved function.
In the short term, the body produces and releases beta-endorphins to control the sensation of pain. Plus, cortisol production is increased to combat the stress associated with the trauma or disease process.
Over the long term, ATP (adenosine triphosphate) production is increased resulting in improved cellular metabolism. DNA (deoxyribonucleicacid) production, the protein building block of tissue, is substantially increased. Neurotransmission is facilitated secondary to elevated levels of serotonin and aceytylcholine. Mitochondrial activity is stimulated resulting in cell replication for replacement, regeneration and repair of abnormal cells. And other cellular level changes take place.
The process results in the elimination of symptoms, including pain, and enhances the body’s immune system response, facilitating natural healing.
Here at The Osteopaths, we are working with litecure Lasers to ensure we offer the best treatment available when it comes to Low Level Laser Therapy.
Customers include NASA, British and US military, Premier Division soccer teams, Olympic teams, Formula 1, rugby and cricket team therapists as well as specialist pain clinics in the UK and USA.
We recommend an appointment with one of our Osteopaths for a full diagnosis and treatment plan, then a course of six laser treatments.
We charge approximately £20 per laser session.
Please book an appointment with an Osteopaths through our website now or call us for more details.