Reddy-Care Physical Therapy is introducing Deep Tissue Laser Therapy to our outpatient clinics in Farmingdale and Great Neck. This is a great modality that helps accelerate the body’s own natural healing process through photo-bio-stimulation.
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is a non-invasive, safe, and effective treatment modality that helps relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and promote healing and soft tissue repair through photo-bio-stimulation. This means that the laser system delivers light energy from photons. These photons are absorbed by damaged cells causing stimulation of the mitochondria to accelerate production of ATP. The biochemical increase in cellular energy transforms cells from a state of illness or injury to a stable, healthy state. It also stimulates blood circulation and restores nutrition in impaired tissues, thus encouraging the regeneration of healthy tissues.
Therapeutic Laser Biological Effects
Laser therapy is a painless treatment that usually lasts 10-15 minutes. During the treatment you will feel a soothing warmth that identifies the beginning of an 18-24 hour process of modulated cellular activity leading to decreased pain and inflammation.
Maximum Number of Body Parts That Can Be Treated Each Laser Session: 1-2 Body Parts, Each session 10-15 minutes
What are the advantages of laser therapy over other forms of therapy?
Laser therapy does not require the use of drugs or surgery, there are fewer side effects or risks, and it is quick and convenient — pain relief is often immediate.
What does laser therapy treatment feel like? Does it hurt?
Laser therapy treatments must be administered directly to skin, as laser light cannot penetrate through layers of clothing. You will feel a soothing warmth as the therapy is administered. Please make sure you were loose, comfortable clothing for your treatment.
How long does laser treatment take?
The typical course of treatment is 10-15 minutes, although it depends on the size of the area being treated. Acute conditions may require daily treatment, in particular, if they are accompanied by significant pain. Chronic problems typically respond better when the treatments are received 2-3 times per week. With each patient, we determine their treatment plan on an individual basis.
How is the treatment administered?
Depending on the condition being treated, your therapy may be administered through either a contact or non-contact hand piece. The contact hand piece is designed to allow the practitioner to physically manipulate the tissue while administering the treatment, resulting in a laser-massage treatment. This allows for light to penetrate deeper into tissues than the non-contact hand piece, due to its ability to displace tissue through a laser-massage technique.
How many treatments will I need?
The treatment plan depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions, 2-6 treatments may be sufficient. More chronic conditions may require as many as 6-10 sessions. Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.
How long before I will feel results?
You may feel improvement in your condition (usually pain reduction) after the very first treatment. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 2-4 sessions. Treatments just take a few minutes, however the therapeutic effect continues to sooth and heal long after you leave our office.
Are the results long-lasting?
Therapeutic laser therapy is about healing – not masking a condition, or covering it up. People feel better from this therapy because they are better, and that’s long-lasting relief.
Can laser therapy be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment?
Yes. In fact, laser therapy is even more effective when combined manual therapy and exercise. We encourage our patients to get laser therapy in conjunction to physical therapy treatments.
Is it a cold laser treatment?
This is not a cold laser treatment. Our laser is a Class-4 Deep Tissue Laser with much deeper penetrating power. There is no cold laser on the market today that can come close to the fast-acting therapeutic effects of our Class-4 device. Chronic pain relief and hard-to-fix cases are our specialty. All lasers are not the same.
How do I know if laser therapy is the right treatment for me?
With all patients, we evaluate your condition and perform a complete laser therapy examination prior to treatment. We want to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.
Can laser therapy be used over medical implants or over metal?
Yes, laser therapy is a light treatment. No heating is involved with the surgical or metal implants. It can be used safely with no side effects. It is extremely effective for post-operative wound healing. Many hip and knee replacement patients include laser therapy as part of their healing process.
Is laser therapy covered by medical insurance?
No, unfortunately it is not covered under insurance. Most patients who consider the benefits of laser therapy have already tried other approaches without success, so they choose to seek this effective method of treatment on their own.
Do I need a referral to receive treatment?
No. We may see patients who have been referred to us by their physician, but no referral is necessary.
Is this treatment safe?
Laser therapy provides you with a safe and effective alternative to drugs and surgery. Most patients see results within 3 to 5 short treatments.
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