Class 4 Laser Therapy is a therapeutic technique that employs the use of red and near-infrared light wavelengths in order to achieve relief from discomfort and pain. This relief a result of various mechanisms, some of which are pain reduction, increased circulation, and decreased swelling. Laser therapy also acts as a catalyst to healing time and tissue regeneration by reducing inflammation, pain, and scar tissue formation. A major benefit of laser therapy is that it works to reduce pain in both acute and chronic cases. By stimulating the immune system, nerve functions, and metabolic activity, laser therapy maintains the best and healthiest version of YOU!
Laser therapy has been proven to stimulate the repair and growth of tissue cells through its various wavelengths. The K-Laser is a four-wavelength therapeutic laser, simultaneously employing the properties of 800nm, 905nm, 970nm combined with a 660nm visible beam; this means that the laser is able to influence different biological targets more accurately and effectively. Opposed to regular light, the laser light waves work together as a joint force. Due to its synchrony, the peaks and valleys of the laser light help to reinforce and multiply their power. As well as this, laser light is monochromatic, which results in more precise and selective properties.
Upon registering a patient’s name in the K-Laser database, therapy protocols prompt the technician to customize the patient’s skin tone and overall physique. This allows the laser to accurately adjust the delivery mode, power, and treatment time to the most effective combination for the patient.
In order to be functional for each patient, the laser is able to deliver therapeutic laser energy in a variety of modes:
- Continuous Wave
- Frequency Modulated (between 1 to 20 000 Hz)
- Intense SuperPulse (CW and Hz): For deeper Therapeutic Penetration
It is important to note that the K-Laser is also customizable for certain indications such as soft tissue injury and edema. The laser works by selecting a specific body part to treat and from there, the pain level, and chronicity of the tension. This means that the laser is able to treat both superficial wounds (of 600nm-750nm) and musculoskeletal problems (of 750nm-1000nm). With such a high power delivering large doses, the K-Laser allows for short, more consistent treatments, generally between 4 to 8 minutes long. These time blocks make it easy for you, the patient, to fit time into your schedule and keep your body in its best condition.
What to do before arriving for a Laser appointment:
- Speak to your practitioner regarding where treatment should occur and any stretches you may be performing to assess improvement.
- Stay hydrated prior and after your visit. Laser therapy treatment increases circulation, whilst drawing in water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged tissue; by doing this, it also drains your body of toxins through the adrenal glands. Water aid the draining process and keeps you feeling your best!
- If you are experiencing tension and pain, we recommend icing before your appointment as supplying ice after your treatment is counter productive to the healing process and with decrease the effectiveness.
- Wear comfortable clothes that will allow our technicians access to the area of treatment
- If the area of treatment falls over a post surgical wound, please bring any topical medication with you and avoid applying it directly before the appointment.
- Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
- Ligament Sprains
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
- Chondromalacia Patellae (Runner’s Knee)
- Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)
- Neck Pain/Whiplash
- Post Operative Pain
IMPORTANT: The K-Laser treatments are not recommended for pregnant women, directly over the thyroid, directly in the eye, or in patients with cancer