How Does Laser Work?

REMY Sport 30W Class IV Laser

Laser therapy is a medical treatment that uses focused light to stimulate a process called photobiomodulation (PBM means photobiomodulation). During PBM, photons enter the tissue and interact with the cytochrome c complex within mitochondria. This interaction triggers a biological cascade of events that leads to an increase in cellular metabolism, which can decrease pain as well as accelerate the healing process.

What Can Laser Therapy Help With?

Laser therapy is one of the most studied modalities.

Research regarding the usage of Class IV laser therapy for a multitude of musculoskeletal conditions has shown its effectiveness in decreasing pain and increasing recovery. Laser therapy is good for both acute and chronic pain. We utilize laser therapy for a lot of our knee, elbow, ankle, and wrist conditions. Common conditions laser therapy is used for include:

  • Knee Pain and Swelling
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Strain
  • Elbow Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Check Out the Class IV Laser In Use

During treatment, the patient may experience moderate heat