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Laser Therapy

At PPFC we use a Handy Pulse Laser device which utilizes Low Level Laser to accelerate the healing process.

What is Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)?

Low Level Laser Therapy, also known as Photobiomodulation or cold laser, uses low-intensity lasers and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) at infrared and visible red wavelengths to relieve pain and improve circulation to an injured area.

LLLT works by accelerating the body’s natural healing response. When low-level laser light particles penetrate the skin, the damaged cells absorb the light and convert it into energy (a photochemical reaction similar to how skin absorbs sunlight to produce vitamin D). The body uses this energy to reduce inflammation and increase blood flow, assisting the natural healing process.

If you continue to experience a stubborn pain or injury that has been too slow to resolve – we highly recommend you try the Handy Pulse laser.

Research has shown HPL is effective for the treatment of:

  • Mild Osteoarthritis
  • Neck and Back pain
  • Sports injuries and muscle strain
  • Swelling
  • Inflammation in knees, ankles, feet and hands
  • Headaches
  • Joint pain
  • Tendon pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis (Heel pain)

Book a 30-minute Consultation with one of our Physios to trial using HPL Therapy as part of your Treatment.

Click here for further details on how Low Level Laser works.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What do I feel with a HPL treatment?

There are different settings that HPL uses. For some of these, you may experience a mild heat or hear a low buzzing sound. Most often you feel nothing, but you will notice the area that has been treated to be less painful immediately and the muscles where the HPL has been used to be more relaxed.

How long does a Treatment last?

Physios use HPL as part of your treatment for anything from 5–15 minutes. If you are using this therapy at home, you can use it for up to 30 minutes morning and night to accelerate the healing process.

Can I use HPL on an acute injury?

Yes, it is safe to use for either an acute or chronic injury. For an acute injury, we would always recommend you consult a Physio or Medical Practitioner to be sure you clarify the diagnosis of your injury and determine the optimum management for your recovery.

Can I overdo Laser Treatment?

As the HPL is accelerating the healing response we would recommend it be used no longer than 30 minutes morning and night. This allows time for the regeneration of new cells in the area that has been treated.

What are the contraindications for using HPL?

We recommend that this treatment is not used over the abdomen if you have a pacemaker or have had cancer treatment. Low Laser Therapy is not recommended to be used with children.

How does it work?

The laser offers a unique synergy of three light wavelengths plus a magnetic field, delivered simultaneously and targeted to the source of pain in a super-pulse beam. It is a very weak magnet, so it does not induce enough current to be concerned about heating effects and can also be used with metal implants ie post-surgically.

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