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What is Laser Therapy?

 Laser Therapy is the application of red and infrared light over injuries to improve soft tissue healing resulting in relief of both acute and chronic conditions. Laser Therapy uses monochromatic light emission from a laser diode or any array of high intensity super luminous diodes to treat musculoskeletal injuries, chronic and degenerative conditions and to heal wounds. The light source is placed in contact with the skin allowing the photon energy to penetrate the soft tissue, where it interacts with various intracellular biomolecules resulting in the restoration of normal cell functions and enhancement of the body’s healing processes.

How does laser therapy work?

The light stimulates the cell’s mitochondria into hyperactivity. The Krebs Cycle of metabolism occurs on the inner membrane of this structure, liberating energy from the chemical bonds present in ATP (adenosine triphosphate) molecules. The cell is provided with more energy and is now in an optimum condition to play its part in the healing process.

When a cell is working to repair itself, it needs a great deal of energy. Most cells continue to work at their usual rate, which is why repair of some tissues takes so long. In some instances, the cells stay so busy dealing with inflammation and bi-products that are present in the injured tissue, they don’t have enough energy left to provide effective repair.

When cells are stimulated with Laser Therapy, their activity is increased so that they can perform better, faster and more effectively. The result is wound and injury healing that is enhanced and that takes less time to complete. The function of immune cells and the lymphatic and vascular systems are also stimulated.



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