Low level laser therapy is also known as cold laser or photobiomodulation (PBMt) 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. Cells communicate with each other using light. When cells are injured and diseased, the type of light emitted is altered. Laser therapy uses a 'healthy' light wavelength to re-program injured or diseased cells. This results in repairing the damaged cells to help fast-track recovery.
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.
All physiotherapists at Artarmon Physiotherapy are fully-trained and qualified to administer laser treatment.
Low Level Laser Therapy can treat conditions such as: