Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
What is it?
LLLT is a form of photo therapy which involves the application of low power monochromatic and coherent light to injuries and lesions to stimulate healing. LLLT is used to increase the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair, resolve inflammation, and give pain relief.
Clinical Uses of LLLT
There are a number of clinical uses of LLLT, such as those in medical, dental, podiatric, chiropractic, osteopathic, and physical therapy. It is an attractive form of treatment for athletes, especially those involved in professional sports, due to prospect of shorter recovery and lay off times.
Advantages over other modes of therapy?
LLLT has been found to offer superior healing and pain relieving effects compared to other electrotherapeutic modalities, especially in the early stages of acute injuries, and for chronic problems. LLLT an also be used for acupuncture point stimulation. LLLT is a universal method of treating muscle, tendon, ligament, connective tissue, bone and skin tissue with one simple piece of equipment, however, the best results are achieved when it is used to compliment other manual therapy techniques. It is non-invasive, drug-free, pain free and of short duration-usually 2-5 minute per treatment.
LLLT and Photo-therapy devices are FDA approved for the temporary relief of wrist or hand pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome to increase local blood circulation, temporary relief of minor muscle and joint aches, pains, and stiffness, relaxation of muscle spasms and minor pain and stiffness associated with arthritis respectively. This is FDA approved photo-therapy used to stimulate the body’s natural repair process and enhance patient outcomes.
Patient benefits of Photo-therapy include:
- accelerated healing
- reduced pain
- reduced inflammation
- reduced swelling
- improved strength and quality of repair
Acute and Chronic Conditions that can be addressed:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Low Back Pain
- Sprains & Strains
- Muscle Spasms
- Extremity Pain
Please contact our Niles office for more information, you can also print the following brochure: