HIGH-POWER LASER TREATMENT
The term “laser” is an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” This abbreviation refers to a device that is able to emit a monochromatic and concentrated light beam via a rectilinear ray that is capable of inducing photochemical and photobiological variations in cell tissue. The high-power laser is able to distribute energy to almost all cell layers in need of treatment, in a gradual, consistent and controlled way, allowing for absorption depending on the needs of the individual.
The laser can be used in a continuous or pulsing mode, ensuring varied and complete energy transfer, which is transformed into bio-stimulation and a source of heat, reaching the body’s deep tissue. Laser treatment is administered depending on the therapeutic objectives, either with a low intensity allowing it to work in athermal mode, or with a medium-high intensity, so that the laser’s thermal effects can be felt.
Continuous mode: this is the preferred mode if a maximum use of available power is required, reducing application times and making the most of the laser’s power in order to treat larger areas of the body in scanning mode.
Pulsing mode: in pulsing mode, it’s possible to limit the laser’s thermal effects and carry out treatments both in manual and scanning mode.
The therapeutic benefits of laser treatment
Analgesic: an increase in the threshold of algotrope terminations and the production of beta-endorphins at the synaptic level.
Anti-inflammatory: stimulation of leukocytes and macrophages. Reduction of prostaglandin secretion and an increase in prostacyclins. Increased blood flow and lymphatic drainage (activation of micro-circulation)
Bio-stimulant: this term involves the effect on protein synthesis, which derives from the stimulation of the cell membrane and the increased production of ATP due to stimulation of the mitochondrial membrane.
Laser therapy is recommended for the following ailments:
- Carpal tunnel
- Osteitis pubis
- Scapular humeral problems
- Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
- Patellar tendonitis
- Achilles tendonitis
- Muscle injuries
- Ligament injuries
- Contusions and sprains
This treatment is not recommended for:
Laser therapy is not recommended for patients with pacemakers, who are pregnant, who have epilepsy or who have cancer.