The team at Coastal Rehab Hub are big advocates of using Laser Therapy to treat a wide range of conditions – we know it’s non-invasive and can target almost every part of the body, but what exactly are the benefits of choosing Photobiomodulation (PBM) Therapy using MLS Laser?
The 10 Benefits to Choosing Laser Therapy
It reduces cytokine production, the body’s natural inflammatory response, reducing inflammation. It also vasodilates the superficial lymphatic vessels, increasing the function of the lymphatic system which in turn reduces swelling.
It blocks pain transmitted by nerve cells to the brain, which in turn decreases nerve sensitivity. There is also less pain due to the decreased inflammation. Laser therapy also encourages the brain and adrenal gland to produce high levels of pain killing chemicals such as endorphins and enkephalin.
3. Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth
Photons of light from the laser penetrate deeply into the tissue, accelerating cellular reproduction and growth. This light increases the energy available to the cell, allowing it to take on nutrients faster and rid itself of waste products.
4. Improved Vascular Activity
The photons from the infrared light from laser therapy has been proven to significantly increase the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue. This results in a speedier healing process, wounds closing faster and a reduction in scar tissue. It can also accelerate angiogenesis, the process of new blood vessel formation which is necessary to support a healing wound environment.
5. Increases Metabolic Activity
It creates higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells.
6. Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points
It stimulates muscle trigger points and acupuncture points on a non-invasive basis providing musculoskeletal pain relief.
7. Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation
It reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns or surgery.
8. Improved Nerve Function
MLS Laser light speeds the process of nerve cell reconnection and increases the amplitude of action potentials to optimise muscle healing.
Laser light has a direct effect on immunity status by stimulating immunoglobulins (antibodies) and lymphocytes (white blood cells that help the body fight infection and disease). Laser emissions are absorbed by chromophores (molecule enzymes) that react to laser light. Upon exposure to the laser, the enzyme flavomononucleotide is activated and starts the production of ATP (adenosine- triphosphate), which is the major carrier of cell energy and the energy source for all chemical reactions in the cells.
10. Faster Wound Healing
Laser light stimulates fibroblast development in damaged tissue. Fibroblasts are the building blocks of collagen, which is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or to repair tissue injuries.
Patients may experience improvement in their condition (usually pain reduction) after 3 to 6 Treatments. For some more chronic, longer-term conditions it may take up to 10 – 12 visits to feel the benefits of laser therapy.
How do I know if MLS Laser Therapy is right for me?
The Coastal Rehab Hub team will evaluate your condition and perform a complete examination to determine if you are a candidate for Laser Therapy.
Contact Coastal Rehab Hub in Erina on (02) 4312 7033 to schedule an appointment.