Low level laser therapy, also known as cold laser therapy or LLLT, is the application of red and near infra-red light over tissue injuries. It improves tissue repair and reduces pain and inflammation wherever the beam is applied. Treatments are completely painless and usually take about 10 minutes. Low level laser therapy should be applied two or more times a week to improve soft tissue healing and give relief for both acute and chronic pain.
Laser therapy has been used for many years on sports injuries, arthritic joints, neuropathic pain syndromes, back and neck pain. Over 200 randomised clinical trials have been published on LLLT, half of which are on pain.
Those using laser therapy include the 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.
€45 per session – please contact us to request an appointment.
The 3 main benefits in joint and muscle injuries are:
- Tissue repair—Rapid regeneration of skin, muscle, tendons, ligament, bone and nerves.
- Inflammation—Resolution of inflammation.
- Pain relief—Temporary inhibition of nerve conditions in nerve fibres.
Laser therapy aims to improve healing rates and decrease pain through light stimulation to the cells. Unlike other electrotherapy modalities, it does not aim to alter a cell or tissues, instead it enhances what a cell would do naturally by providing energy to the mitochondria.
LLLT is extremely safe with no known contraindications. It can be used for everything from active trigger points to repetitive strain injury in the wrist.
Laser therapy works to develop the function of cells involved in tissue repair, treating the chemical pathways that cause pain and improving nerve function.
Low level laser therapy can be effective in treating:
- Sprains and strains
- Ligament and tendon injuries
- Chronic and acute pain
- Joint injuries
- Bone fractures
The most popular use of LLLT is the treatment of sports injuries and joint conditions. Many of the World’s elite athletes use laser therapy to speed up their recovery and enhance their healing allowing an earlier return to sport.