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Cold Laser Therapy

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By Rebecca Marsh (CThA)


Recover Faster, Restore Your Health, Live Pain Free

Chances are you have never heard of Cold Laser Therapy, or Low Level Laser Therapy, as it is also referred to. Little is known about this amazing treatment in the UK though it is used widely in the USA, Australia, South Africa & Russia.

With a proven track record of over 30 years, it’s no wonder the benefits of Laser Therapy are used in hospitals, clinics and private practices worldwide. Here in the UK however, the treatment is not widely promoted and is still only available in a few NHS departments and in private practice – you just need to know to look for it!

Cold Laser is the latest and most advanced light source used for faster healing, tissue repair and pain relief. It is completely safe, non-invasive and with no side effects.

Laser Therapy can be the answer to healing many conditions when other treatment modalities have failed. Sometimes the body can be resistant to resolve conditions through traditional means, or medication and this is where Cold Laser Therapy comes in to its own.

How does it work?

Cold Laser Therapy is a technology that allows your body to convert light energy into chemical energy (rather like photosynthesis in plants). During a Cold Laser therapy appointment, a light source emitted from a hand held device, is placed directly on the skin. Light energy photons, penetrate the skin and cause a cascade of physiological responses that result in repair of injured tissue, pain relief & faster healing.

Essentially by directly treating damaged tissue with appropriate light, laser therapy helps the body to heal itself. Laser therapy is especially effective for chronic conditions, or where the immune system is compromised, as it can re-start a stalled healing process. It is also excellent for sports injuries and acute conditions.

The Treatment

Treatment is quick, pain free and easy to apply. Appropriate probes are placed on the skin at particular points on, or relating to, the damaged area and light, which is controlled for wavelength, power, pulsing rate and duration passes into the tissue.

Patients respond quickly when treating soft tissue conditions and pain, with results usually evident in the first 1-2 treatments. Treatment times per session are relatively short compared to that of most traditional treatments. Treatment time ranges from 1 hour (initial session) to 15 minutes depending on the condition and area being treated.

The number of treatments required will vary depending on the individual. Every patient and condition responds differently. Some patients may need 1 or 2 sessions, others may require up to 12 or more for a complete resolution.

The Advantages

The effect of each treatment builds on the last, and even after the first session, Cold Laser Therapy improves joint mobility, reduces inflammation and eliminates painful symptoms. Unlike most pharmaceutical or therapeutic options, Cold Laser is painless, non-invasive and non-toxic. There have been no significant adverse effects reported in over one million treatments.

Rebecca Marsh at The Chiltern Clinic is a Cold Laser Therapy specialist and has been working with the Omega Laser for 6 years. She has practised alongside physiotherapists and consultants in London and the surrounding area treating patients in post-operative care & rehabilitation, as well as her own private clients, treating a wide range of conditions.

CONDITIONS COMMONLY TREATED BY COLD LASER THERAPY:

Back & Neck Pain, Joint conditions, Soft tissue injuries, Nerve & Disc pain, Muscle Spasm, Repetitive strain injuries, Hand & Wrist Pain, Osteo & Rheumatoid Arthritis, Tendonitis, Tennis & Golfers Elbow, Bursitis, Foot & Heel pain, Sciatica, Rotator cuff injuries, Fungal Infections, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Post-operative pain and scars, Swelling & Inflammation, Fractures, Eczema & Psoriasis

For more information & research on Laser Therapy go to:

http://waltza.co.za/

http://www.omegalaser.co.uk/

https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/Search?pa=1&q=low+level+laser+therapy

Or contact Rebecca Marsh  now.

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