Low level laser therapy is also known as cold laser or photobiomodulation which involves the use of light to promote tissue healing and reduce pain and inflammation. This painless and non-invasive therapy works at a cellular level to relieve pain.
There are no known side effects of low level laser therapy and there has been approximately thirty years of research in this field. This research has shown that laser therapy acts to reduce inflammation and pain by blocking the adjacent pain nerves.
Approximately 3-6 treatments are required to reduce inflammation and promote blood circulation which assists revitalisation of cells and promoted healing.
Low level laser therapy is effective in treating conditions such as: - Neck pain - Back pain - Lymphoedema - Women's health conditions/pelvic pain - Sports injuries - Migraines/ headaches - Tendonitis - Frozen shoulder - Sciatica - Knee pain - Carpal tunnel
Our principal physiotherapist Dr Ann Liebert is conducting research in this area. Ann is also on the board of AMLA the Australian Medical Laser Association.