Patients experience pain relief in 15 minutes or less
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy has arrived!
It is consistently being used by Physical Therapists and Sports Medicine clinics throughout the country because of its ability to address a wide variety of symptoms and conditions, while providing relief from them in as little as three minutes.
The LiteCure Class IV Laser can be used on patients to treat classic tension headaches, migraines, wrist tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, strains, bruises, carpal tunnel and as an adjunct to typical post-surgical rehabilitations.
Each day, research is identifying an ever-growing list of new applications of the laser for patient pain relief and rehabilitation. The LiteCure laser can now also treat the deep tissues such as backs, sciatic nerves, deep tendons and painful areas that were unable to be reached before.
Laser therapy can provide patients with a safe and effective alternative to drugs and surgery. Deep Tissue Laser Therapy accelerates your body’s own natural healing process through Photobiomodulation.
Photobiomodulation therapy is defined as a form of light therapy that utilizes non-ionizing light sources, including lasers, light emitting diodes, and/or broadband light, in the visible (400 – 700 nm) and near-infrared (700 – 1100 nm) electromagnetic spectrum.
This process results in beneficial therapeutic outcomes including but not limited to the alleviation of pain or inflammation and promotion of wound healing and tissue regeneration.
During treatment patients feel soothing warmth that identifies the beginning of an 18-24 hour process of modulated cellular activity leading to decreased pain and inflammation.
LiteCure Medical lasers are cleared by the FDA and adhere to strict ISO standards in order to provide every patient with the safest, non-invasive treatment option on the market.
Laser therapy treatments last between 5 and 10 minutes depending on the condition being treated. Laser therapy treatments must be administered directly to skin, as laser light cannot penetrate through layers of clothing.
Most patients see results within 3 to 5 short treatments. The number of treatments varies and totally depends on what problem the patient is facing. If there is an acute condition, at least one to five treatments may be required to help in reducing pain. If it is a chronic problem, the patient may require ten to fifteen treatments.
LiteCure Class 4 Lasers work by flooding the tissue with photons, which energizes cells resulting in increased circulation to the injured area and ultimately pain reduction.
Laser Therapy can be used together with many other types of therapy such as physical therapy, acupuncture, and massage therapy, among others.
Patient Benefits Include:
- Pain Relief
- Reduction of inflammation
- Alternative to surgery
- Fast treatment times
- Easy non-invasive treatment
- Scientifically proven treatment
- Effective for difficult conditions
- Accelerated tissue regeneration
How Class 4 Lasers Heal
In contrast to surgical lasers, a therapeutic laser gently passes through the patient’s skin without breaking the skin or causing discomfort. Laser therapy is considered by many professionals and patients to be a very effective tool in improving injury conditions.
It is in general agreement that patients benefit from laser therapy due to:
- the stimulation of collagen synthesis which promotes healing,
- the stimulation of ATP production which is the energy source of all cells,
- the acceleration of the inflammatory process which accelerates wound healing,
- the overall decrease in inflammatory pain and swelling, in part due to increased lymphocyte activity which helps modulate the inflammatory process.
A Class IV Laser decreases nerve sensitivity by decreasing bradykinin, a pain eliciting chemical. It normalizes ion channels (cellular gatekeepers) and releases endorphins (the body’s natural pain reliever) and enkephalins (related to endorphins), that produce an analgesic effect. It also has a pain-blocking effect on certain nerve fibers.
Laser therapy increases ATP, which is stored energy. This increased energy accelerates the repair processes of the cell. Class IV Lasers also causes a widening of the arteries and veins around an injury, which helps to remove damaged cellular debris and increase nutrients and oxygen. White blood cell activity is enhanced leading to a more rapid repair process.
Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth:
Photons of light from Class IV Lasers penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. As a result of exposure to laser light, the cells of tendons, ligaments, nerves and muscles are repaired faster.
Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation:
Class IV Lasers reduce the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from repetitive motion injuries, cuts, scratches, burns or surgery.
Faster Wound Healing:
Class IV Lasers stimulate the building blocks of collagen, which is important in the healing of damaged tissues. Collagen is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or to repair injuries. As a result, the laser is effective on open wounds and burns.
Real Science – Not Science Fiction
The concept that light energy from a laser can reduce pain and inflammation, accelerate healing in damaged tissues, relax muscles, and stimulate nerve regeneration seems in the realm of science fiction, however, evidenced-based science confirms that these effects do occur.
The staff at Delta/Fillmore Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine has found our LiteCure Class 4 Laser therapy to be a useful adjunct in the care of our physical therapy patient population, when combined with traditional therapies, patient education, and hands-on soft tissue and joint mobilization techniques.
To find out more about how laser therapy can help you or a family member, please visit us at Delta/Fillmore Physical Therapy, or call us today at 435-864-2551.
Dr. L. Howard Quackenbush II P.T., D.P.T., ATC, CSCS
Director of Delta Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, PC
Dr. Quackenbush has 28 years of experience working with all levels of amateur and professional athletes and general population Physical Therapy care. He can be reached at: