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What is deep tissue laser therapy?

Laser is a non-invasive treatment FDA approved for a variety of conditions. It is a powerful tool that promotes tissue healing and provides pain relief.

It is ideal for acute injuries such as a torn ligament, a sprain or strain, and is also an effective treatment for chronic pain including back/neck pain, arthritis and more.

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how deep tissue laser therapy is used

What conditions are commonly treated with laser?

  • Neck pain (can lead to tension headaches…)

  • Back pain

  • Shoulder pain (rotator cuff injury…)

  • Knee pain (meniscus, ACL, LCL, PCL, MCL…)

  • Hip pain

  • Elbow pain (tennis elbow…)

  • Arthritis and joint pain

  • Foot pain (plantar fasciitis…)

  • Sports injuries

  • Soft tissue injuries (sprains, strains, deep bruising…)

  • Scar tissue

  • Onychomycosis (toenail fungus)

  • Chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis

  • Gingivitis


How long until I see results?

The answer greatly depends on several factors. Some people experience relief after only 1 session, and others will experience pain relief after several sessions. Consider the following:

Factors that SPEED UP healing and results:

Factors that SLOW DOWN the healing process:

How Does a Class IV Laser Work?

Class IV laser or deep tissue laser therapy (DTLT) is also referred to as photobiomodulation (PBM).

The light this laser emits is at the wavelengths of 810 and 980 nm, within the red light spectrum. The photons of light can pass through layers of skin, fat and connective tissue to penetrate deeper structures. When we are working on chronic injuries or pain, we commonly are targeting muscles, tendons, ligaments, joint capsules, and scarred connective tissue.

Let’s take a look at what is happening at the tissue and cellular level!

  • A main target for the laser is to reach mitochondria, the power house of our cells that produce the vast majority of energy. Our cells need energy to synthesize proteins, repair tissue, communicate with other cells, and sometimes to undergo apoptosis. This is vital to cleaning up dead or damaged cells so new ones can be made. Within mitochondria photons can be received by cytochrome C within the electron transport chain and the energy is transferred to electrons that ultimately fuel creation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
  • PBM stimulates nitric oxide (NO) release which in turn causes vasodilation. This is a critical step to any healing because not only does blood flow increase delivery of nutrients and immune cells to damaged areas, it is also critical in removing waste fluid that can be toxic to cells.

  • Immune cells play a critical role in cascades of inflammation and communication. Laser has been shown to interact with a variety of immune and signaling cells.

  • PBM also interacts with reactive oxygen species (ROS) – this is the mechanism behind treating toenail fungus.