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What is Phototherapy?

What is laser therapy

Phototherapy is best described as an alternative (non-medical) treatment of an injury or illness with light to accelerate the body’s own natural healing process, referred to as photobiostimulation.

Often times with injury, cells are so busy dealing with the inflammatory process and eliminating waste products present in the injured tissue, they don’t have the energy left to provide effective and timely repair. In much the same way that the cells of plants respond to the sun through photosynthesis, phototherapy uses light energy to stimulate the body’s cells to accelerate healing.

Once light is absorbed by the cells, a series of photochemical reactions occur that, among other things, increase the production of ATP, providing the cells with the additional energy needed to accelerate healing.

Laser is the use of light emission from a low intensity laser diode (250milliwatts or less) or an array of high intensity Super Luminous Diodes (providing total optical power in the 1000-2000milliwatt range) to treat musculoskeletal injuries, chronic and degenerative conditions as well as to heal wounds.

The light source is placed in contact with the skin allowing the photon energy to penetrate tissue, where it interacts intracellularly resulting in the restoration of normal cell function and enhancement of the body’s healing process.