Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) uses light to boost the body’s natural healing ability in response to pain, inflammation, swelling and muscular spasm, whilst increasing oxygen levels to sick and injured cells
What is Low Level Laser Therapy?
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), also known as Cold Laser Therapy or Photobiomodulation Therapy. It uses light to boost the body’s natural healing ability in response to pain, inflammation, swelling and muscular spasm, whilst increasing oxygen levels to sick and injured cells. Our super pulsed 50w laser produces no heat, but is powerful enough to penetrate up to 12cm into the body. It is also approved and registered by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
How does Low Level Laser Therapy work?
When LLLT is applied to the skin, light is absorbed by the damaged cells. This in turn triggers a reaction in the mitochondria (the powerhouse of our cells) to produce more energy, stimulating the body’s immune response, and increasing blood supply to the damaged cells, increasing tissue repair, and reducing inflammation, swelling and pain. It targets the underlying condition or pathology to promote healing, which means the results are effective and long lasting.
Benefits of Low Level Laser Therapy include:
- Improved neurological function
- Drug free pain relief
- Requires no down time post treatment
- Complementary to other treatment methods such as chiropractic and massage
- Pain relief
- Reducing inflammation (including neuro-inflammation)
- Reducing swelling
- Improved blood circulation
- Boosts the immune system
- Increased joint flexibility
- Speeds up wound healing
- Speeds up recovery time post injury/surgery
Athletes also love the benefits that Low Level Therapy has to offer. In addition to the benefits outlined above, Low Level Laser Therapy:
- Improves endurance
- Reduces muscle fatigue
- Improves strength
- Reduces the likelihood of injury
- Speeds up recovery time post injury
- Reduces the change of re-injury
What conditions can be treated with Low Level Laser Therapy?
- Frozen shoulder
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Chronic Pain
- Sporting Injuries, including muscles, tendons & ligaments
- Improving athletic performance
- Increasing energy levels
- Pre & Post-surgical & dental care
- Peripheral nerve damage
- Help support sufferers of Autoimmune conditions
- Neurological inflammation
- Neck and back pain & injuries
- Disc herniation
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Wound healing & scarring
- Fracture Healing
- Plantar Fasciitis
LLLT is by no means limited to the above. As it has a positive overall effect on boosting the body’s immune system. The benefits of using LLLT as a part of an integrative approach to maintaining health and wellness cannot be over emphasised!
Are there any side effects of Low Level Laser Therapy?
Although there are no known side effects of Low Level Laser Therapy, if the condition being treated is a chronic one, some individuals may experience a slight increase in their level of discomfort. This is however, a short term response that soon settles, and is due to the increase in blood supply to the affected area, and is in fact a sign that healing is taking place! Low Level Laser Therapy is a non-invasive, fast acting, safe, effective, and drug free treatment method.
How many sessions will I need?
You may notice an improvement following your very first LLLT treatment. In as few as 4-6 treatments, you will benefit from improved blood circulation, less inflammation and cell revitalisation, enabling the body to start healing, thus effectively treating the underlying cause of the pain, rather than just treating the symptoms. LLLT also has the benefits of having a cumulative effect, with each treatment building on the previous one.
Do you have scientific research to prove that Low Level Laser Therapy works?
LLLT is fully backed by scientific research. In fact, there are 1000’s of studies available, with new ones being added almost every day!
Many individuals are recognising the benefits of having Low Level Laser Therapy as part of an integrative approach to health and wellness. The pressures of day to day life can overtime lead to a build-up of oxidative stress in the body, which is the major cause of inflammation, cell degeneration and the aging process. Low Level Laser Therapy is rapidly gaining recognition as a key therapeutic intervention for reducing oxidative stress.
Are there any contraindications?
• In the vicinity of a pacemaker
• Active fever (body temperature higher than 38oC)
• During stages of acute infection (including localised infections)
Does it hurt?
There is little or no sensation during treatment. Occasionally one feels a mild, soothing warmth or tingling.
Low Level Laser Therapy Pricing:
Treatments are with Sam Gill with available session duration of 30-minute initial consultation for $100 and
15-minute follow up consultations for $75.