Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
If you said “Yes” to any of these, Deep Tissue Laser Therapy might be perfect for you!
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is for anyone who is experiencing…
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Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is used to treat acute and chronic conditions as well as post-activity recovery. Laser therapy is a non-invasive, non-pharmacological medical treatment that uses focused light to stimulate a process called photobiomodulation. Photons enter the tissue and interact with the cytochrome c complex within the mitochondria. This interaction triggers a biological cascade of events that leads to an increase in cellular metabolism, decrease in pain, reduction in muscle spasm, and improved microcirculation to injured tissue. This treatment is FDA-cleared.
Frequently Asked Questions About Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
1. Is laser therapy painful? What does laser therapy feel like?
Laser therapy treatments must be administered directly to the skin, as laser light cannot penetrate through layers of clothing. The treatment is very comfortable and you will feel the warmth of the massage ball.
2. What are the side effects?
There are no known significant side effects from laser therapy for most conditions.
3. Is it safe?
According to the Lightforce Laser website, Class IV laser therapy devices were cleared in 2004 by the FDA for the safe and efficacious reduction of pain and increasing microcirculation. Therapy lasers are safe and effective treatment options to reduce musculoskeletal pain due to injury.
4. How long does a therapy session last?
Depending on the body part being treated, sessions last between 3-10 minutes per body part.
5. How often will I need to get treated with laser therapy?
In the early stages of therapy, most therapists will recommend 2-3 laser sessions per week.
6. How many treatment sessions will I need?
Most treatment plans require 6-12 sessions to achieve positive outcomes.
7. How long will it take until I notice a difference?
Many patients will notice short-term relief in pain immediately after treatment. However, long-term improvements will happen over the course of sessions since the treatment benefits are cumulative.
8. Does insurance cover treatments?
Deep tissue laser therapy is not covered by insurance. This is an out-of-pocket cost at any provider you go to. Discounted package pricing is available if multiple sessions are purchased. Please contact us for specific pricing.
9. Do I have to limit my activities?
You do not have to limit your activities as a result of deep tissue laser treatment. Your activities may be self-limited by your injury or recommendations from your provider. Speak to your physical therapist to help understand appropriate activity levels for your specific situation.