About Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is the non-invasive use of laser energy to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue. Laser therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic clinical conditions. As rehabilitation specialists know, the main goal of treatment for many when treating painful, debilitating conditions is to facilitate improved function and mobility. Laser therapy is a drug-free, surgery-free technique to help make that goal a reality.

Cleared by the FDA in 2003, Class IV Laser laser therapy has become standard of care for many musculoskeletal injuries. Many clinicians are confidently incorporating laser therapy programs into their practices due to the growing body of literature supporting the efficacy of laser therapy as a modality to reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery.

Laser therapy technology has been recently endorsed by professional organizations such as the APTA, WHO and IASP:
“Laser therapy is beneficial in treatment of neck pain.”
– World Health Organization (WHO)
“Laser therapy shows strong evidence of effectiveness for pain relief.”
– International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)

Superior treatment outcomes:

  •  Deep, soothing heat that provides immediate pain relief
  •  Effective relief of pain, inflammation, and swelling
  •  No known side effects
  •  Decrease the need for medications
  •  Reduces healing time

At Kiwi PT, we offer the most advanced Laser Therapy for the following conditions:

  •   Chronic Tendinitis and Tendinosis
  •   All Post-operative healing
  •   Joint and muscle pain due to Osteoarthritis
  •   Degenerative spine joint and disc disease
  •   Hip and Groin disorders
  •   Knee and Ankle disorders
  •   Shoulder, Elbow and Hand disorders
  •   Chronic and poor healing conditions

 

Research Articles supporting Therapy:

The Lancet – Systematic Review

Achilles Tendonitis Study

Neuropathic Pain Study

Epicondylitis Study

American College of Sports Medicine – Tendinitis

Case Studies for Class 4 Laser

Effects of Calss IV laser therapy on fibromyalgia impact and function in women with fibromyalgia

The Effectiveness of Therapeutic Class IV (10 w) Laser treatment for Epicondylitis

 

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