Deep Tissue Laser Therapy Gold Coast
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy 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 Deep Tissue Laser, some patients report long-lasting relief from pain after only a few treatments.
How Does Deep Tissue Laser Therapy Work?
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy 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 Deep Tissue Laser Therapy, 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 the treatment as a relatively simple technique to treat complex and difficult conditions.
Typical 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, the treatment 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 Deep Tissue Laser Therapy Treat?
To continue pain reduction and stimulate the healing process may require an ongoing pain treatment plan of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy 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)
Benefits of Laser Therapy for PainStudies have shown that laser therapy can benefit individuals suffering from pain in their joints, bones and soft tissues. Depending on the type of laser used, the penetration may be as much as 13cm. This enables repair of muscle, joint and other soft tissue that can't be reached by other non-invasive treatments. Deep tissue laser has been shown to have regenerative effects. The light energy emitted by the laser is converted into chemical energy that the tissue cells can use to repair and regenerate. By interacting with the cytochrome C complex in the mitochondria (the powerhouse of the cell), the laser provides the energy necessary for accelerated healing to occur. For many patients, deep tissue laser therapy provides a viable, non-invasive alternative to surgeries such as joint replacement.
Deep Tissue RepairDuring a deep tissue laser therapy session, the light from the laser penetrates into the cells present in the affected area. The light energy is converted into the chemical energy the cell needs to accelerate its metabolism. The accelerated metabolism heals damaged cells more rapidly, which in turn leads to a swifter reduction in unwanted symptoms. Deep tissue laser therapy is a safe, non-invasive intervention that can be used alongside conventional pain treatments until a sufficient degree of relief is obtained.
Deep Tissue RegenerationThe increased level of energy that the laser provides to the cells accelerates the rate of cell regeneration. In contrast to cell repair (which may include the formation of scar tissue), cell regeneration is the replacement of old, damaged cells with new, whole ones. Because the presence of scar tissue can cause pain, stiffness and a limited range of movement, regeneration is normally preferable to repair.
Non-Invasive Surgery AlternativeThe deep tissue laser therapy Gold Coast residents benefit from at our practice has been proven to be a suitable alternative to soft tissue and joint surgeries. For patients who have pre-existing medical conditions that mean surgery is a significant risk, or those who would prefer to use conservative healing measures if possible, deep tissue laser therapy is a scientifically proven intervention that could deliver a noticeable improvement in symptoms.
Combining Laser With Spinal Decompression TherapySpinal decompression therapy involves the relief of pressure on the spinal vertebrae by gently stretching the spinal column. Spinal decompression relieves pressure on the vertebrae and the spinal discs. It can also realign the spine into a healthier position. When used alongside deep tissue laser therapy, patients can experience a significant reduction in back or neck pain (or referred pain such as sciatica) in a relatively short space of time. We have invested in a state-of-the-art Triton Spinal Decompression Table. In contrast to traditional traction, which required patients to sit upright for some time, the Decompression Table allows patients to recline in comfort for the duration of their therapy. The two therapies are non-invasive and suitable for patients with pre-existing health conditions and/or limited mobility. As decompression therapy and deep tissue laser therapy complement each other so well, we are offering our patients a discounted package on a course of the two therapies.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should you not do after laser?
There aren't any activities that are specifically contra-indicated after laser therapy. Patients are able to drive directly following treatment and don't need to rest or otherwise limit their normal activities. Some patients may find they feel a little tired or achy following treatment, so may want to take it easy for a few hours following therapy, but this isn't common.
Does laser therapy work for nerve damage?
Yes! Scientific studies show that laser therapy can stimulate cell regeneration and repair in nerve cells, in the same way as it does in muscle or connective tissue cells. If you are suffering from pain due to nerve damage, deep laser therapy may help.
Is deep tissue laser therapy suitable for athletes?
Yes! Deep tissue laser therapy is particularly suitable for athletes because results may be seen after just one or two treatments. It's also been proven effective in the treatment of sports injuries. It can be applied almost anywhere on the body, which makes it ideal for treating the various musculoskeletal injuries athletes are prone to.
What are the side effects of deep tissue laser therapy?
Deep tissue laser therapy is extremely safe and well-tolerated. Occasionally, patients may report pain gets worse initially in a couple of days following treatment. This usually subsides quickly, as the healing process gets underway.
Book An Appointment
Get in touch with the team at Active Again to find out more about decompression therapy and deep tissue laser therapy Gold Coast residents often find can make a noticeable difference to their soft tissue pain, stiffness, loss of mobility and inflammation. Call 0422 394 934 for an initial appointment or to discuss your treatment options in more detail.