Amongst my clinic where we utilise osteopaths,physical therapists,ultrasound,infra red and deep tissue massage, sits an amazing machine known as a metron advanced laser.
I use it for rapid healing of a myriad of soft tissue injuries,often after ultrasound and it brings about rapid healing.
I even use it in conjunction with orthotics in cases of plantar fasciitis or metatarsal ailments(see my book "the laymans guide to foot and heel pain")
Benefits of Low Level Laser Therapy
Who and what can be treated?
People of all ages can benefit from Low Level Laser Therapy. The treatment is effective for both new (acute) injuries and long term (chronic) conditions. Often, patients who have been incapacitated or restricted by pain for years are able to regain active and healthy lifestyles within weeks. Patients have received release from pain and a return to a more active lifestyle. Laser satisfaction rate is an astounding 89%! The number of treatments required for relief varies. Since we opened, the majority of people are finding that 12-15 treatments are necessary to attain relief. A small handful of our patients have achieved freedom from pain within 5 or 6 treatments; conversely, a few individuals have required 20 or more.
In their 2002 text "Laser Therapy," Jan Tunér and Lars Hode list over 50 categories of conditions which are amenable to LLLT.At Health Renew the focus is on the treatment of:
Musculoskeletal conditions including Neck Pain, Back Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder Problems, Hip Pain
Headaches including Migraine
Repetitive Stress Injuries such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Osgood-Schlatter, Shin Splints and TMJ
Sports and Work Injuries including Sprains, Tendonitis, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Ligament and Tendon Tears, Tennis/Golfer's Elbow, and Frozen Shoulder
Sinus Problems, Ear Infections
Foot Problems such as Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs
Is laser therapy effective?
The Swedish Laser Medical Society lists over 3000 research papers on their web site http://www.laser.nu/
At my clinic in surrey, we use this incredible machine many times over and the benefits are incredible in all types of injury.
Patients usually notice the effects around 20 minutes after therapy.
Dr Les Bailey, surrey uk, author of the laymans guide to foot and heel pain