Whether you have or haven’t visited a Chiropractor before it’s highly likely that you picture a practitioner performing strange contortions on a patient lying on a table, then hearing an audible cracking sound as there spine is ‘put back into place.’ While some of this may be true, Chiropractors are beginning to employ various other treatment modalities such as Ultrasound, deep tissue Laser and Kinesiotaping to best help there clients recover, perform better and be well.
Deep tissue Laser therapy is able to deliver “light energy” which penetrates deep into the soft tissue. The laser light begins a cascade of chemical reactions that enhance the healing process resulting in reduced inflammation, swelling, improved function and lowered pain levels.
Deep Tissue Laser
That strange looking contraception standing in the corner is a deep tissue Laser machine (also referred to as Cold Laser). Deep tissue Laser is fantastic for accelerating the bodies natural healing processes as well as reducing pain. These machines are extremely common with professional sporting athletes and they aren’t quite the Laser that you’re imagining. These instruments usually look like a hand held torch or pen.
- Can be used to reduce pain and inflammation without any potential side effects
- Can be used to manage both acute and chronic conditions
- Can be used underwater to treat bony areas such as the fingers, wrists, feet and ankles
- Treatment is customizable depending upon the severity and location of the problem
- There is no harmful or sensation of pain during treatment
Laser therapy is usually applied to complaints such as Tennis elbow, Golfer’s elbow, Achilles tendonitis, Plantar fasciitis, Rotator cuff injuries, Osteoarthritis, Bursitis, spinal disc injuries, muscle and ligament tears as well as skin abrasions. As you can appreciate there are many applications and it is highly regarded among our client base with many people receiving laser treatment.