Class IV Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a treatment modality that uses focused light, or Photons, to stimulate a process called Photobiomodulation (PBM). During PBM, photons enter the mitochondria organelle. Specifically, its heading to the Cytochrome C complex which is located between the Mitochondria double wall. This interaction triggers a biological cascade of events which leads to increased cellular metabolism, decrease in pain and muscle spasm, and improved microcirculation to injured tissue. 

The treatment is FDA cleared and provides a non-invasive, non-pharmacological alternative for pain and inflammation relief.

To receive the best therapeutic outcomes from laser therapy, a sufficient amount of light must reach the target tissue. 

Laser treatment, photobiomodulation, for therapy is not new on the scene. The debut was late 1960's.  Laser therapy had been lost in the US but used continuously for physiotherapy in Europe for the last 60 years. In 2002, lasers were FDA approved in the US for the relief of pain and inflammation. 

There are 4 levels of lasers ranging from the one you use in your home printer (Class 1) at the grocery store checkout, the pointer and cat toy, (Class 2), cold laser, aka, low level light therapy, LLLT, Red light therapy (3 and 3b) and Class 4 warm, therapy lasers. I use both a LightForce LiteCure Class 4 9W Pro and a 25 Watt EXP healing laser. 

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