What is Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is a non-invasive technique to help reduce pain and inflammation in both acute and chronic situations. It can be safely used as an adjunct or replacement for pharmaceutical drugs. Using laser as a pain relief treatment is FDA cleared and enables patients to have an alternative to drugs and surgery.
Laser therapy treatments last between 5 and 15 minutes depending on the condition being treated. 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.
Patients generally see results after 3 to 5 treatments. A treatment plan will be developed according to what is optimal for your condition.
Why add laser therapy to your treatment plan?
Laser therapy allows for different and unique aspect of healing to be addressed. Injuries cause inflammation which also causes pain. Laser therapy is an extremely effective tool in decreasing inflammation in an area while also stimulating the process of healing at the level of the cell. This unique therapy can be used as:
- An adjunct to prescription drugs
- A substitute for surgery
- A pre-surgery treatment
- A post-surgery treatment to accelerate healing
- A long-term pain management system
- Acute injury treatment
Laser therapy has been adopted as an essential pain management tool by athletic trainers in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, FIFA and Olympic teams. At GPC we utilize a LiteCure Medical laser, which is the preferred laser therapy manufacturer of professional trainers because it delivers consistent results. Elite athletes consistently rejoin the team faster when this energizing treatment is part of the treatment plan.