Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
Laser therapy is a treatment offered at The Physical Therapy Zone for its safe, effective, and non-invasive way to treat pain and aid in the recovery of many conditions. It can be safely used as an adjunct or replacement for pharmaceutical drugs and is approved by the FDA as an alternative to drugs and surgery. Laser treatments work by releasing photons into the tissues surrounding the affected area that is being treated. These photons help in relieving pain, energizing cells, and increasing circulation to the injured area.
The LightForce® EX therapy laser by LiteCure Medical facilitates fast and efficient treatments deep in targeted tissues. It provides the perfect combination of power, intelligence and versatility. Featuring up to 15W of therapeutic power, the LightForce EX therapy laser experiences the soothing warmth and powerful benefits.
Delivery of the optimal therapeutic dose to the damaged tissue is the key to effective results. Muscle tone, size and pigmentation significantly affect the penetration of all therapy lasers. Influence technology provides patient specific protocols based on individual characteristics.
If you are looking for laser therapy in Alexandria, contact The Physical Therapy Zone today! We’ll set up an appointment for you and figure out whether or not laser therapy could help in reducing your pain.
When should laser therapy be used?
Laser therapy can be used for both acute and chronic conditions, including neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain and sciatica, arthritis, bursitis, disc injuries, TMJ, sports injuries, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, soft tissue damage, and MORE!
Before determining your treatment plan, one of our dedicated Alexandria physical therapists will conduct a physical evaluation and assessment of your medical history in order to diagnose your condition and decide which treatment options will best benefit you. Both the type of the laser and its strength will be dependent upon the results of your initial evaluation.
Will laser treatments hurt me?
There is always some apprehension that comes along with laser therapy – we always receive questions such as, “does it hurt?” or “is it safe?” It is understandable to be hesitant before receiving a new form of treatment that you may not be entirely familiar with. However, we can definitively say that laser therapy does NOT hurt and it IS completely safe!
Laser treatments are completely pain-free, despite common skepticism. When you receive a laser treatment, you will feel little to no sensation at all, depending on the type of laser that is being used.
What you may feel is a gentle, soothing warmth from the laser, that many patients report as being quite pleasant. Treatments typically last between 2-10 minutes and patients begin seeing results after just a few short sessions.
What else should I know about laser therapy?
Depending on the condition being treated your therapy may be administered through either a contact or non-contact hand piece. The contact handpiece 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 handpiece due to its ability to displace tissue through a laser-massage technique.
Patients generally see results after 3 to 5 treatments that last between 5 and 10 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.. Your doctor will develop a treatment plan that is optimal for your condition.
Laser therapy has earned a reputation as being one of the safest, non-invasive treatment options on the market. In fact, medical lasers are approved by the FDA and they adhere to strict ISO standards. Laser treatments are administered directly to the skin, in order to avoid contact with eyes. Your treatment is personalized and the LightForce® EX therapy laser achieves more consistent positive outcomes for the most difficult clinical conditions.
Get started today!
If you are suffering from pain, Contact The Physical Therapy Zone today at Alexandria, VA Center! Laser therapy in Alexandria is limited, and our practice is equipped with the best methods and technologies for treating your pain. Request your appointment today and get started on the right path toward quick and effective pain relief!