WHAT IS LASER ?
MedX Laser Therapy is also known as phototherapy, cold laser, low intensity laser therapy, LLLT or Photobiomodulation (PBM). This gentle form of therapy uses visible red light and near infrared light within the (600nm and 1000nm) spectrum. The light frequencies penetrate the skin to the target tissue and facilitate the healing process. This form of therapy works by converting the light energy to biochemical energy which then stimulates the body’s own healing process.
How does MedX Phototherapy work? When the photons of light penetrate the skin and underlying tissue, they are absorbed by the cell, and converted into energy, thereby the cell membrane permeability is altered, this triggers a cascade of cellular events including:
Stimulation of ATP
Stimulation of respiratory chain
Increased DNA and RNA synthesis
Increased levels of beta endorphins and serotonin
Enhanced collagen synthesis
Generally, phototherapy is delivered in a segmental approach resulting in several steps of treatment. The following treatment techniques should be considered for each condition, treat:
The entire injured or diseased area.
Any trigger or tender points.
Any referred areas.
Nerve root or superficial nerve trunks.