What is Deep Tissue Laser Therapy - DTLT?
DTLT is an effective alternative to surgical intervention which employs the process known as photobiomodulation. Photons from the Laser enter the body tissue and interact with the cytochrome C complex within the mitochondria. Such interaction sparks a biological sequence of effects leading to an increase in cellular metabolism to stimulate a healing process resulting in a decrease in both inflammation and pain. Unlike pharmaceutical medications or drugs, there are no undesirable side effects. Following DTLT, some patients report long-lasting relief from pain after only a few treatments.
How Does DTLT Work?
DTLT energises the cells of the area being treated, increasing the ATP production in the area that the cells need for metabolic activity. Adenosine triphosphate – ATP is considered by biologists to be the energy currency of life. It is the high-energy molecule that stores the energy we need to do just about everything we do. With DTLT circulation is also increased allowing the blood to transport needed nutrients and immune response cells to promote healing to injured or inflamed tissues. Increased circulation stimulates a body's immune response, qualifying DTLT as a relatively simple technique to treat complex and difficult conditions.
Typical DTLT treatment times range from 20 to 30 minutes, based on the clinician's assessment of the patient's condition and on the size and nature of the problem area. Patients generally feel a comfortably warm sensation from the laser treatment.
When treating acute ailments where no active hemorrhaging is occurring, DTLT is more effective if administered as soon as possible following the injury. The faster the inflammation is reduced, the faster the healing process will begin to restore the body to normal function. It is interesting to note that when damaged tissue is exposed to high levels of laser energy, it absorbs the healing energy more effectively than normal healthy tissue.
What Does DTLT Treat?
To continue pain reduction and stimulate the healing process may require an ongoing pain treatment plan of DTLT for most ailments including
- General muscle strain
- Myofascial pain
- Neck and Back pain
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendon
- Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)
- Headaches – including Migraine
- Jaw pain (TMJ)
- Lymph Node ( Lymph-edema)