Laser therapy is a painless use of laser energy to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue. Laser therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. As rehabilitation specialists know, the main goal of treatment for many painful, debilitating conditions is to facilitate improved function and mobility. Laser therapy is a drug-free, surgery-free technique to help make that goal a reality.
Cleared by the FDA in 2003, Class IV Laser therapy has become standard of care for many musculoskeletal injuries. Evidence-based clinicians are confident incorporating laser therapy into their practices due to the growing body of literature supporting efficacy and recent endorsements of the technology by multiple professional organizations.
View the laser therapy administration process in our animation below.
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA):
“Clinicians should consider the use of low-level laser therapy to decrease pain and stiffness in patients with Achilles tendinopathy”
World Health Organization (WHO):
“Laser therapy is beneficial in treatment of neck pain”
International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP):
“Laser therapy shows strong evidence of effectiveness for pain relief”