WHAT IS K-LASER THERAPY?
K-Laser, also known as High Power Laser Therapy, targets damaged tissue with specific wavelengths of light that have been found to interact with tissue and accelerate the healing process. Much like photosynthesis in plants, light energy passes through the skin, into the cell membrane, initiating a process called photobiostimulation.
This process enhances the body’s natural regenerative functions, as well as stimulating the release of endorphins and collagen. It may eventually even normalize damaged or injured tissue. The result? Accelerated wound healing, as well as reduced pain, stiffness, swelling, and spasms. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored, so patients may take their life back and resume their favorite hobbies and activities.
- Anti-inflammatory effect
- Analgesic effect
- Enhanced vascular activity
- Immune regulation
- Improved nerve function
- Accelerated metabolic processes for faster healing
- Faster repair of damaged tissues (wounds, burns, tears, post-surgical sites)
HOW DOES IT WORK?
CONDITIONS TREATED WITH K-LASER
High power laser therapy can stimulate all cell types, including organs, soft tissue, ligaments, cartilage, and nerves. Some conditions that have been shown to respond well to K-Laser include:
• Peripheral Neuropathy, Fibromyalgia
• Back and Neck Pain
• Sciatic Pain
• Arthritis pain, Degenerative Discs/Joints
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Knee Problems
• Tendinitis, Trigger Fingers
• Bunion Pains, Plantar Fasciitis
• Sprains and/or Strains & fractures
• Bruises, Contusions, Burns
• Headaches, TMJ, Sinus Trouble
• Athletic Injuries
• Repetitive Strain Injuries
• Chronic wrist pain
• Scar Hypersensitivity
• Analgesic Effect for People Allergic to Drugs
• Sport Injuries
• Diabetic Wounds
• Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
• Post Surgical Wound Healing
• Hallux valgus-bursitis
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Tarsal tunnel syndrome
WHO IS K-LASER SUITABLE FOR?
K-Laser therapy is suitable for any age group, any skin tone, and any body size. From athletes to pregnant women, from injured children to infirm elderly people, from acute injuries to chronic conditions: the K-Laser protocols can be tailored to the specific individual.
There are no foreseeable risks associated with laser therapy when administrated by trained clinicians. Laser therapy is a safe and effective therapy, K-Laser devices have been tested for safety and effectiveness and approved by the CE and FDA – Food and Drug Administration (all certifications available upon request).
WHO IS OUR K-LASER THERAPIST?
Claire Forrester, who is also one of our Osteopaths is fully trained and qualified to use K-Laser. Her extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology means that she can accurately assess and diagnose the problem, then treat all specific pathways required. This will ensure you are receiving the most appropriate treatment for the best outcome possible.
Professional ballet dancer:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How often should a patient be treated? Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week, tapering to once a week or once every other week, with improvement.
How many treatments does it take? This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions 4 to 6 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic nature may require 6 to 12 (or more) treatments. Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.
How long before the results are felt? You may feel improvement in your condition (usually pain reduction) after the very first treatment. Sometimes you will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that the condition is not improving. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.
Has effectiveness been demonstrated scientifically? Yes. There are thousands of published studies demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of Laser Therapy. Among these, there are more than one hundred rigorously controlled, scientific studies that document the effectiveness of laser for many clinical conditions.
Does it hurt? What does a treatment feel like? There is little or no sensation during treatment. Occasionally one feels a mild, soothing warmth or tingling. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction.