What is Laser Therapy?

The Benefits of Laser Therapy

What is Laser Therapy?

Laser Therapy incorporates technology known as photobiomodulation that penetrates deeply into the tissues to treat an array of musculoskeletal and pain conditions.

Photobiomodulation was previously known as Low Level Laser Therapy.  Low Level Laser Therapy has been well researched, and clinical applications have been documented for many years reporting benefits in reducing acute/chronic pain and accelerating tissue repair.

Darwin Podiatry use a laser machine called the K-Laser. K-Laser technology is a powerful laser that applies red and near infra-red light in four different wavelengths at multiple frequencies to manage chronic or acute pain and musculoskeletal conditions. The different delivery modes, or frequencies, promote different physiological effects including:

  • Pain, Neuralgia
  • General Stimulation
  • Oedema and Swelling
  • Inflammation


How does Laser Therapy Work?

The use of selected wavelengths of light delivered in highly calibrated modalities to stimulate key molecules and activate biological reactions in the tissues. Photobiomodulation accelerates the normal biomechanical process to increase blood flow, boost cell oxygenation and enhance ATP production. 


Conditions treated with Laser Therapy:

  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Peroneal tendinopathy
  • Tibialis posterior tendinopathy
  • General knee pain
  • Patella tendinopathy
  • Multiple arthritic conditions for pain management
  • Post-surgery to reduce scar thickening
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Onychomycosis (fungal nails)


What does Laser Therapy feel like?

A mild warmth is felt within the treatment area. Extremely painful/inflamed areas may be briefly sensitive before pain reduction occurs, however, there is nearly no painful sensation during treatment.


How Long Does Laser Therapy Treatment Take?

Treatment can take up to 30 minutes and you can receive treatment up to three times per week as long as they are not on consecutive days.  The amount of treatments required is dependent on the nature of the condition being treated.


Want to learn more about Laser Therapy and how it may benefit you? Call us on 89419955 to book an assessment with our Podiatrist today

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