Laser Therapy Darwin
What is Laser Therapy?
Photobiomodulation Laser Therapy is a safe and effective non-invasive treatment that uses wavelengths, frequencies and energy to deliver dosages from superficial skin into deeper musculoskeletal tissues and induce cellular metabolism.
This directly increases blood flow and promotes oxygenation to the cells to accelerate cell tissue healing, nerve regeneration, reduction of inflammation, swelling and pain sensation.
At Northern Podiatrist Clinic, we use an industry leading Class 4 Therapeutic Laser which is able to penetrate the tissues deeper and is highly effective in treating many conditions especially when used in combination with other therapies.
Laser Therapy is pain-free and most patients feel a soothing warm sensation.
How does Laser Treatment work?
Angiogensis and Neovascularisation
Increases blood flow and oxygenation to the damaged tissues
Production of Collagen, Cartilage, Bone Matrix
Improves cartilage articular function, increases tissue elasticity and promotes bone healing
Activates myogenic cells to repair damaged muscle fibres and regenerate tissue
Nerve healing from growth factor proliferation and myelin development
Swelling and Inflammation
Activates lymphatic drainage to reduce tissue swelling and pain symptoms
Assists in repairing muscle fibres and remodeling collagen fibres
Improve cell ATP production and enhance cell metabolism
Increases cell oxygenation of damaged tissues, accelerating healing
Development of new blood vessels to increase blood flow
What is the optimal range of wavelengths used for laser therapy?
Plantar fasciitis/Heel spur
Joint pain involving the foot, knees and hips
Soft tissue swelling
Chronic and acute pain
Conditions suitable for Therapeutic Laser:
1. The effects of high intensity laser therapy on pain and function in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Kim GJ, Choi J, Lee S, Jeon C, Lee K. J Phys Ther Sci. 2016 Nov;28(11):3197-3199.
2. Low level laser therapy for sports injuries.
Morimoto Y, Saito A, Tokuhashi Y. Laser Ther. 2013;22(1):17-20.
3. A pilot study to evaluate the efficacy of class IV lasers on nonhealing neuroischemic diabetic foot ulcers in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Maltese G, Karalliedde J, Rapley H, Amor T, Lakhani A, Gnudi L. Diabetes Care. 2015 Oct;38(10):e152-3.
4. The efficacy of low-level laser therapy for shoulder tendinopathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Haslerud S, Magnussen LH, Joensen J, Lopes-Martins RA, Bjordal JM. Physiother Res Int. 2015 Jun;20(2):108-25.