Laser Therapy in Physical Therapy and Hand Therapy
In keeping with our philosophy of offering the latest and most innovative treatments, we have invested in laser technology. We performed trial laser therapy in physical therapy and hand therapy in early 2014 with our patients who often asked for laser on their next visit. They were pleased with the decreased pain and improved mobility provided when the laser was used in the same treatment day with manual therapy or exercise. Our therapists now regard the laser as a valuable modality for tissue healing.
How Does Laser Therapy in Physical Therapy and Hand Therapy Work?
This method works through photonic (light) energy absorption by chromophores (cytochrome c), which are organelles inside your mitochondria. The Cytochrome C gets excited by the light and produces ATP which is a form of energy that runs our bodies. The ATP then fuels physiological responses that result in improved normal cell function. Your body also uses the ATP energy to absorb nutrients, excrete toxins and repair cell tissue.
Lasers are cleared by the FDA for:
- Muscle spasms
- Relieving muscle stiffness
- Promoting muscle relaxation
- Temporarily increasing blood flow