What is K-Laser Therapy?
Laser Therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-
infrared) to stimulate the body's natural ability to heal. The effects of
laser energy include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation
and decreased swelling.
Class IV K-Laser Therapy is an FDA cleared therapeutic treatment that
manages pain and inflammation while accelerating tissue regeneration.
Laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the
damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces
inflammation, swelling, muscle spasm, stiffness and pain.
During K-Laser Therapy, infrared laser light interacts with tissues at
the cellular level increasing metabolic activity within the cell. By improving
the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane, the increased production of
cellular energy (ATP) is stimulated. The cascade of beneficial effects that
follows includes increased cellular function and tissue repair.
K-Laser Class IV therapeutic lasers deliver specific red and near-infrared
wavelengths of laser light to induce a photochemical reaction and
therapeutic effect. Physiological effects include increased circulation,
reduced inflammation, pain reduction and enhanced tissue healing. Laser
therapy has been used in Europe since the 1970s and was cleared by the
United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2005.
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 a week, tapering to once a week or once every other week,
How many treatments does it take?
This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute
conditions 4 to 6 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic natu
re may require 6 to 12 (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. This does not mean that the condition is not improving. 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 Therapy is often used with other forms of treatment, including
physical therapy, chiropractic, massage, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy
and even following surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and
can be used with laser to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.
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. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive
briefly before pain reduction.
Are there any side effects or associated risks?
During more than twenty years of use by healthcare providers all over
the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. 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 treatment is 4 to 8 minutes, depending on the size of the area being
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.
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