What is Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT)?
Laser Therapy uses low-level lasers to alter cellular function. Low intensity laser therapy is used to stimulate tissue growth and encourage healing. It is beneficial in relieving short-term pain caused by a number of acute and chronic conditions.
How does Laser Therapy work?
During laser therapy, a light source (or diode) is placed directly on the skin to allow energy in the form of infrared light, to penetrate the tissue and reach the cells. Light stimulates the cells to release chemical bonds which accelerates the body’s natural healing process. A laser can be programmed with a certain frequency of pulsations in order to create a specific response in the cell. The laser can not only accelerate cellular reproduction and growth, it can also reduce swelling and the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage.