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Broom House, Quarrywood Court, Livingston EH54 6AX

Laser Therapy In Physiotherapy

Laser therapy uses a beam of laser light to treat affected areas. The laser is directed to a specific place on the body, e.g. scar, elbow, knee, bone fracture site, etc. In physiotherapy, laser therapy accelerates the process of treating the musculoskeletal system. It has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-edematous effects. It improves microcirculation, accelerates metabolism and wound healing process.

Laser therapy – indications:

  • Fractures, sprains, sprains and bruises
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golf elbow
  • Impaired bone union
  • Back pain
  • Knee degeneration
  • Muscle contractures
  • Neuritis
  • Joint degeneration
  • Scars

Laser therapy – contraindications:

  • Pregnancy
  • Menstruation
  • Cancers
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Fever
  • Bleeding tendencies
  • Epilepsy
  • Use of photosensitizing, anticoagulants and steroids

Laser therapy – action:

  • Relieves pain and inflammation
  • Eliminates swelling
  • Improves the functioning of the immune system
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Accelerates wound healing

Laser therapy – what does the treatment look like?

During the procedure, the patient is in a sitting or lying position. Partially remove clothing to expose the part of the body that will be irradiated. You should also take off your jewellery and put aside electrical appliances such as a mobile phone, etc. During the procedure, both the patient and the therapist wear special safety glasses. The procedure usually takes a few minutes and is completely painless.

If you would like to talk to one of our specialists about Laser therapy, please contact reception to make an appointment.

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