Saint Tereiza Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Centereach NY

Laser Therapy

High Power Laser Therapy has already helped thousands of people get long-term relief without drugs, needles, side effects, pain or surgery. In clinical studies patients receiving Laser Therapy have experienced a significant reduction in pain. There have been world-wide research efforts undertaken to better understand the many therapeutic benefits of Laser Therapy. In fact, a recent review of over 2500 articles in the medical literature indicated that many acute and chronic conditions may be improved or eliminated with therapeutic lasers. 

Laser Light Therapy is used by St. Tereiza Physical Therapy & Rehab as an effective treatment for numerous acute and chronic pain. The application of light therapy is used for soft tissue repair and regeneration. Low level lasers send cold light through skin layers to soft tissue cells to stimulate blood flow and cell metabolism. The laser light directs biostimulative energy to the body's injured cells in a specific location where the cells transform this energy into chemical energy promoting natural healing and pain relief through tissue repair.

St. Tereiza Physical Therapy & Rehab has had great success at treating all of the previously mentioned pains. Laser Light Therapy has shown promising results and only takes a couple sessions to feel the difference!

What is Laser or Light Therapy?

Low-level and LED therapy or "photobiomodulation" is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. The light may be provided by a low-power laser or LED (light emitting diode).

Has effectiveness been demonstrated scientifically?

Yes. There are thousands of published studies demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of laser therapy. Among these there are more than one hundred rigorously controlled scientific studies that document the effectiveness of laser for many clinical conditions.

The Benefits of Laser Therapy

  • Relieves acute and chronic pain
  • Stimulates generation of new and healthy tissue
  • Promotes faster wound healing and clot forming

What health problems have shown benefits from Laser Therapy?

Tendinopathies

Repetitive Strain Injuries

Myofascial Trigger Points

Whiplash

Rotator Cuff Injuries

Osteoarthritis

Herpes Zoater (Shingles)

Post-Traumatic Injury

Amputee Stumps

TMJ Dysfunction

Hamstring Pull

Bunion Pain

Swelling

Sprains, Strains

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Plantar Fascitis

Sciatica

Arthritis

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Diabetic Neuropathy

Migraine Headaches

Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Hip Bursitis

Shin Splints

Golfer's Elbow

Pain Relief

Back/Neck Pain

Chondromalacia Patellae

Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)

Herniated Discs

Rheumatoid Arthritis

RSD/CRPS

Fibromyalgia

Venous Ulcers

Burns

Pinched Nerves

Stress Fractures

Post-Operative Wounds

Tendonitis

What does the research demonstrate?

  • Injuries treated with Laser Therapy heal faster.
  • Laser Therapy has a strengthening effect on tissue repair.
  • Laser Therapy improved blood flow and Lymphatic drainage.
  • It is an effective means of relief for many pain syndromes.
  • It can improve immune response.
  • Anti-inflammation
  • Increased Metabolic Activity.
  • Improved nerve function.
  • Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does it hurt? What does a treatment feel like?

There is little or no sensation during treatment. Occasionally one feels a mild, soothing warmth, or tingling.

Are there any side effects or associated risks?

During more than twenty years of use by health care providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. If a patient is allergic to light then they may get a rash or blister for a few days. Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response is more active after treatment.

How long does each treatment take?

The typical course of treatment is five minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.

How often should a patient be treated?

Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times per week tapering to once a week or once every other week, with improvement.

How many treatments does it take?

This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions 1-6 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic nature may require 10-15 (or more) treatments. Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.

How long before the results are felt?

You may feel improvement in your condition (usually pain reduction) after the very first treatment. Sometimes you will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.

Can it be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment?

Yes, Laser Treatment is often used with other forms of therapy, including physical therapy, massage, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy and following surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with laser to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.