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The Science of Laser

The word "laser" is an acronym for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The theory was first described by Albert Einstein (1879-1955) who paved the way for the development of the therapeutic laser.

The first low-intensity therapeutic laser was developed in 1962. By the end of the 1960's, Andre Mester in Hungary was reporting an improved healing of wounds through low-intensity laser radiation.


Since then, therapists and doctors around the world have been using low intensity laser light to treat a variety of painful and inflamed conditions of the soft tissues and joints such as carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, back pain and sports injuries.


How does Low Intensity Laser Therapy work?

The therapy uses a special kind of laser light that enters the body to produce pain relief and quick healing. It is often called ‘cold laser’ because no significant heat is produced either on the skin's surface or deeper inside the body. The low intensity laser produces a beam of light that has a specific wavelength and frequency. When applied around the target area the electromagnetic energy from the laser penetrates the tissue where it interacts with various intercellular bio-molecules setting in motion a chain of chemical reactions within each cell to help restore normal cell function and stimulate the body’s natural healing process. This chemical reaction in the cell allows several things to occur:

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Stimulates Healing and Repair of Tissue
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Increases Tissue Strength
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Reduces Pain
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Reduces Swelling/Inflammation
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Breaks down calcification
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Promotes faster wound healing
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Stimulates nerve function
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Promotes Cellular Oxygenation/Detoxification

It is a painless, sterile, non-invasive, drug free treatment which is used to treat a variety of pain syndromes, injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions and pathologies.It is particularly useful when conventional therapies have been ineffective, or when the acceleration of healing from injuries is needed.