Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
Did You Know Deep Tissue Laser Therapy Could Help You Beat Your Pains?
Have you heard of laser therapy? While it may sound daunting, it is actually a great way to help alleviate pain and promote healing.
Laser therapy is a treatment offered at Innovative Physical Therapy Solutions for its safe, effective, and non-invasive way to treat pain and aid in the recovery of many conditions.
Laser treatments work by releasing photons into the tissues surrounding the affected area that is being treated. These photons help in relieving pain, energizing cells, and increasing circulation to the injured area.
If you are looking for laser therapy in Watertown, NY, contact Innovative Physical Therapy Solutions today! We’ll set up a free consult for you and figure out whether or not laser therapy could help in reducing your pain.
Important info on laser therapy
Laser treatments are administered directly to the skin, in order to avoid contact with eyes.
Laser therapy has earned a reputation as being one of the safest, non-invasive treatment options on the market. In fact, medical lasers are approved by the FDA and they adhere to strict ISO standards.
Do laser therapy treatments hurt?
There is always some apprehension that comes along with laser therapy – we always receive questions such as, “does it hurt?” or “is it safe?”
It is understandable to be hesitant before receiving a new form of treatment that you may not be entirely familiar with. However, we can definitively say that laser therapy does NOT hurt and it IS completely safe!
Laser treatments are completely pain-free, despite common skepticism. When you receive a laser treatment, you will feel little to no sensation at all, depending on the type of laser that is being used.
What you may feel is a gentle, soothing warmth from the laser, that many patients report as being quite pleasant. Treatments typically last between 2-10 minutes and patients begin seeing results after just a few short sessions.
How do I know if laser therapy will benefit me?
Laser therapy can be used for both acute and chronic conditions, including neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain and sciatica, arthritis, bursitis, disc injuries, TMJ, sports injuries, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, soft tissue damage, and MORE!
Before determining your treatment plan, one of our dedicated Watertown, NY physical therapists will conduct a physical evaluation and assessment of your medical history in order to diagnose your condition and decide which treatment options will best benefit you.
Both the type of the laser and its strength will be dependent upon the results of your initial evaluation.
Laser therapy is a medical treatment that uses focused light to stimulate a process called photobiomodulation (PBM). During PBM, photons enter the tissue and trigger a biological cascade of events that leads to an increase in cellular metabolism, which can decrease pain and inflammation and accelerate the healing process.
Innovative Physical Therapy Solutions will treat you with the is the LightForce EXPi – Deep Tissue Laser Therapy System – which is similar to the machine below.
5 Reasons You’ll Love Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
1. It Works
The number 1 reason you will love laser therapy? It works! When you are suffering from a painful injury or condition, deep tissue laser therapy can provide powerful pain relief, promote tissue repair, and reduce swelling– even when other therapies have failed.
2. It’s Fast
Deep tissue laser therapy treatments are very fast – typically lasting between 4-7 minutes, depending on the size of the area treated. The results are often fast too, with many patients reporting pain relief and improved range of motion after the very first treatment.
3. It Lasts
The therapeutic benefits of deep tissue laser therapy extend far beyond the treatment itself. After each treatment, patients can expect notable pain relief, with the effects lasting longer after each treatment.
4. It’s Safe
Deep tissue laser therapy can be used on most patients with minimal contraindications. With over 1 million treatments performed worldwide each month, it offers a safe alternative to opioid pain killers and surgical intervention in many cases.
5. It’s Proven
There is a significant body of evidence supporting the use of deep tissue laser therapy as both an adjunct and a standalone treatment for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. From head to toe, researchers have concluded that laser therapy is effective for reducing pain, increasing range of motion and improving overall quality of life for patients suffering from many common and difficult-to-treat conditions
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
Laser therapy treatments must be administered directly to skin, as clothing or topical dressings interfere with delivering light to tissues beneath the skin. Patients will feel a soothing warmth as the therapy is administered. Many patients receiving LightForce Therapy Laser treatments report enjoying the experience, especially when the massage ball treatment head is used to deliver what is often referred to as a “laser massage.” Patients receiving treatments with higher-power lasers also frequently report a rapid decrease in pain. For someone suffering from chronic pain, this effect can be particularly pronounced.
HOW LONG DO TREATMENTS LAST?
With LightForce lasers, treatments are quick, usually 4-7 minutes, depending on the size, depth, and chronicity of the condition being treated. High-power lasers are able to deliver a lot of energy in a small amount of time, allowing therapeutic dosages to be achieved quickly.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Patients generally see results after 3 to 5 treatments. Clinicians will develop specific plans of care based on the diagnosis and the tissues that are involved. Chronic conditions often require more therapy than acute.
Ready to get started?
Laser therapy in Watertown, NY is limited, and our practice is equipped with the best methods and technologies for treating your pain.
If you are suffering from pain, contact Innovative Physical Therapy Solutions today at Watertown, NY!
Request your free consult today and get started on the right path toward quick and effective pain relief!
Interested in knowing how Light Force Deep Tissue Laser Therapy works from a medical standpoint? See the video below.