Cold Laser Therapy, also known as Low Level Light Therapy (or LLLT) is a growing modality.
Used in many chiropractic, physical therapy and even veterinary clinics, Cold Laser Therapy is quick, effective, painless and non-invasive. More and more research is being published to prove the efficacy of this treatment type.
But what is Cold Laser Therapy?
Different light waves produce different colors, intensities of heat and we are finding healing properties. Low level does not produce heat. It penetrates body tissues to about 3-4 inches. This particular wave has the healing properties to decrease inflammation and speed healing. It’s effective for acute as well as chronic conditions.
There are two different types of light therapy most clinics use: laser and LED.
LED doesn’t penetrate more than a few millimeters so it’s helpful to improve lymph flow and heal skin conditions. Laser is the therapy that penetrates deeper into tissues affecting muscles, joints and bones.
Treatments usually take 5 – 15 minutes and a series is usually required. For acute conditions such as a broken bone, once or twice a week for a month is an average treatment series. For chronic conditions such as arthritis, three to four times a week for a couple of months is usually required. I’ve treated traumatic brain injuries and concussion with amazing success.
There are dedicated and admirable researchers out there proving to insurance companies what recipients already know; this is very effective! Until we can prove it to insurance companies’ satisfaction, it’s not a covered benefit. My prices for this treatment can be found on the pricing page.