What is Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is the use of near infrared (NIR) laser light to stimulate the mitochondria of the body’s cells to increase production of ATP. Boosting the production of ATP through laser therapy has been shown to treat common concerns, such as reducing pain and inflammation. Laser therapy promotes the natural healing of the body in a safe, non-invasive procedure that is an alternative to pain-reducing drugs.
How Laser Therapy Works
Studies have shown that when tissue cultures are irradiated by lasers, enzymes within cells absorb energy from laser light. Visible red light and near infrared (NIR) are absorbed within the mitochondria and the cell membrane. This produces higher ATP levels and boosts DNA production, leading to an increase in cellular health and energy. Therefore, when applied as treatment, lasers have been shown to reduce pain and inflammation as well as stimulate nerve regeneration, muscle relaxation, and immune system response. Lasers have no effect on normal tissues because photons of light are only absorbed and utilized by the cells that need them.
RESEARCH RESULTS FROM LASER THERAPY
Injuries treated with laser therapy heal faster
Laser Therapy has a strengthening effect on tissue repair
Laser Therapy improves blood flow & lymphatic drainage
It is an effective means of relief for many pain syndromes
It can improve immune response
Cryotherapy is intended to minimize pain and thermal injury during laser treatments.
Unlike other cooling methods, such as contact cooling, cryogen spray or ice packs, the Cryo 6 can cool the epidermis before, during and after the laser energy has been applied, without interfering with the laser beam.
Studies also have shown that chilling with the Cryo 6 cold air device reduces the patient’s pain sensitivity. This means much better tolerance of the treatment.
What are the advantages of cryotherapy?
No side effects
Comfortable and well tolerated
No direct skin contact
Benefits of Cryotherapy
Relieving Joint and Muscle Pain
Speeding muscle healing
Flushes fluid and cellular waste from painful or injured tissue
Increases range of motion and regenerative circulation
It also accelerates healing and recovery by encouraging the body to circulate blood more rapidly into the cooled area. This speeds the removal of by-products of tissue damage while supplying fresh nutrients to the recovering tissue.