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 Dynamic Physical Therapy 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 Covington, contact Dynamic Physical Therapy today! We’ll set up an appointment for you and figure out whether or not laser therapy could help in reducing your pain.
Laser treatments are administered directly to the skin, in order to avoid contact with the 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.
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.
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 Covington 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.
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy™ is used to treat muscle pain and inflammation caused by acute and chronic conditions as well as post-activity recovery.
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.
Laser therapy in Covington is limited, and our practice is equipped with the best methods and technologies for treating your pain.
If you are suffering from pain, contact Dynamic Physical Therapy today!Schedule Appointment