High Intensity Laser Therapy for Gold Coast Patients
What is High Intensity Laser Therapy?
How Does High Intensity Laser Therapy Work?
Be Pain Free’s laser therapy is non-surgical and painless and it penetrates through the skin and deep into the cells. This triggers biochemical reactions that increase cellular energy, increase oxygen levels and the re-growth of nerves and other damaged tissues.
Due to the strong anti-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory effect on cell tissue, laser therapy has the potential to help where your body’s cells are not working to their optimum level. This means it can help repair tendons, ligaments and muscles faster and more efficiently.
What’s the difference between cold and hot laser therapy?
Cold lasers known as ‘Low Level Laser Therapy” (LLLT) or Class III lasers, are commonly used in Australia and use only low level of power. A patient won’t feel any heat on the skin.
A class IV hot laser can deliver a high dose in minutes, whereas a class III laser would take many hours to reach the same dosage. So, the main difference apart from the temperature on the skin is that class IV hot laser therapy delivers the therapeutic dose much faster, providing quicker pain relief and healing.
What can I expect from class IV hot laser therapy?
The maximum biological effect from the hot laser occurs shortly after treatment and then diminishes over time. Patients may experience significant pain reduction and improved mobility for a few days then the pain gradually starts to return. This is the best time to have the next treatment.
Class IV hot laser therapy for pain
Class IV hot laser therapy (high intensity laser therapy) can treat a variety of conditions, such as:
- Osteoarthritis of the knee, hip and ankle
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Shoulder impingement syndromes
- Hip or shoulder bursitis
- Low back disc degeneration
- Disc herniation
- Tennis elbow
- Plantar fasciitis
How many treatments will you need?
Some acute conditions such as a long-term arthritic knee may take 6-15 treatments, while as a shoulder rotator cuff tear normally takes between 6-8 treatments. Most patients suffering from plantar fasciitis have experienced pain relief within 5 treatments. Each person’s rate of healing is different; however, this gives you an estimated guideline.
What are the side effects?
Once the eyes are protected the side effects of a high intensity laser therapy treatment are minimal and temporary.
Patients experience a warm sensation on their skin and over the injury site and the medical practitioner moves the laser constantly to prevent any discomfort.
Book an appointment for hot laser therapy in the Gold Coast today
If you’re interested in receiving hot laser therapy for your chronic pain, joint pain or any other conditions, please contact our reception team to arrange a consultation. Our clinic is located in Benowa, making us conveniently located for patients who live and work in the Gold Coast, and only a short drive away for those in Southport and surrounds. You can reach us by calling (07) 5597 5711.