Laser

 

The term Laser is the acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is used by some physiotherapists to treat various musculoskeletal condition. LLLT is a non-invasive light source treatment that generates a single wavelength of light. It emits no heat, sound, or vibration. LLLT is believed to affect the function of connective tissue cells (fibroblasts), accelerate connective tissue repair and act as an anti-inflammatory agent.

 

Effects of LLLT
The effects of the LLLT which are significant for physiotherapy, and makes this tool useful to enhance other treatments as therapeutic exercise, are:

  • Reduction of inflammation: It can occur within hours to days.
  • Pain relief
  • Accelerated tissue regeneration

In physiotherapy LLLT is used for pain relief, accelerated tissue regeneration and reduction of inflammation, more specifically for open wounds such as cracked nipples due to breastfeeding. Often after 1 session of laser, the cracked nipples have healed and pain is reduced dramatically. We also provide breastfeeding advice to assist in preventing future damage and pain.

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