Class IV 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. .
In our office, deep tissue laser therapy has shown enormous benefit to patients with chronic and acute pain from muscle injuries, joint arthritis, ligament/tendon tears, and nerve injuries. Class IV lasers, the strongest laser treatment used for therapeutic treatment, has even been shown to speed healing in broken bones and deep disc injuries.
“Clinicians should consider the use of low-level laser therapy to decrease pain and stiffness in patients with Achilles tendinopathy.”
– American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
“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)