PBM Low level laser therapy, also known as Photobiomodulation or PBM Therapy, is safe, painless and non-invasive. It provides drug free pain relief and healing with no side effects.
PBM Therapy uses specific wave lengths of light to increase the energy in the area to promote a more rapid and efficient healing response. Treatments take only a few minutes and can be applied two or three times a week.
Conditions this service treats
Used in conjunction with the other elements of your individual treatment plan, PBM Therapy is effective in the treatment of a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. Some of the most common conditions treated with PBM Therapy are:
- Sprains and strains (acute & chronic)
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Plantar Fasciitis pain
- Ankle ligament sprains
- Shin splints
- Arthritic pain
- Post operative pain
- Tissue healing
How does the treatment work?
The energy you need to be active comes from a small structure in our cells called Mitochondria. The Mitochondria is often called the powerhouse of the cell because it takes the nutrients in the cell, breaks them down, and turns them into energy.
When cells become stressed or damaged the Mitochondria produce nitrous oxide. This displaces oxygen from the normal process, resulting in a reduction of ATP, the chemical the body uses for energy. It also leads to the development of free radicals which can further increase inflammation.
PBM Therapy of the correct wavelength and density takes away the nitrous oxide, allowing oxygen back in so the ATP is restored and the stress reduced.
Once normal function is restored to the Mitochondria by the low level laser therapy, the damaged cells will heal, getting you better from the inside out.
What are the benefits of this treatment
PBM Therapy improves tissue repair and significantly reduces pain and inflammation on the treated area. It has proven more effective and safer than Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) which often have side effects.
It is extremely useful for speedy, drug free recovery after sporting activity, particularly when combined with manual therapy. No matter what your activity level, we aim to get you back to doing what you want; quickly and pain free.