What Is K•Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy uses selected wavelengths of light to stimulate key molecules in human tissues. Decades of medical research have identified the wavelengths, energy level and frequencies that induce changes in cellular metabolism (Photobiostimulation), for instance melanin absorbing sunlight energy changes the skin’s pigmentation. K-Laser delivers energy from superficial to deep tissues activating a cascade of photochemical reactions that promotes cell function, enabling treated tissues to accelerate the stages of the healing process and reduce pain sensation. This is a safe and non-invasive technique that uses the body’s own reparative processes.
What Is K•Laser Used For?
The K-Laser dynamic therapy protocols enhance tissue bio-stimulation, analgesia, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects. It penetrates laser energy deep into musculoskeletal tissues and accelerates cell metabolism by increasing blood flow, nutrients, cell division and excretion of waste products. As a result: skin, tendons, ligaments and muscles are repaired faster with less inflammation, scarring and pain. Some of the conditions that can be treated with K-Laser therapy include:
• Repetitive Strain Injuries
• Chronic Back Pain
• Sport injuries
• Musculoskeletal conditions in pregnancy
• Post Surgical Rehabilitation
• Chronic Neck Pain
• And more
• Chronic wrist pain
• Scar Hypersensitivity
• Analgesic Effect for People Allergic to Drugs
• Sport Injuries
• Diabetic Wounds
• Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
• Post Surgical Wound Healing
• Hallux valgus-bursitis
• Toenail Fungus
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Tarsal tunnel syndrome
• And more
Is K•Laser For Me?
K-Laser therapy is suitable for any age group, any skin tone, and any body size. From athletes to pregnant women, from injured children to infirm elderly people, from acute injuries to chronic conditions: the K-Laser protocols can be tailored to the specific individual.
There are no foreseeable risks associated with laser therapy when administrated by trained clinicians. Laser therapy is a safe and effective therapy, K-Laser devices have been tested for safety and effectiveness and approved by the CE and FDA – Food and Drug Administration (all certifications available upon request).
Laser therapy is not known to induce allergic reactions. In the majority of cases the treatments are not painful.
Adverse effects are rare and temporary. They might include:
- Temporary increase in pain during application of laser.
- Temporary increase in pain the following day after laser therapy.
- Mild bruising from vasodilation or direct pressure of laser tip.
- Reactions when photosensitizing drugs are used with laser therapy (theoretical precaution).
We have answered some of our frequently asked questions below. If there is anything else you’d like to ask then please get in touch, we’d be happy to help! You can find our contact details here.
How often should I 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, with improvement.
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 nature 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 treated.
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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I have just treated a member of the under 18 team England and Sale Sharks. He had a long-term shoulder pain/injury that had kept him out of the squad for 6 weeks despite intense manual and medical therapies, the results after 2 K-Laser sessions were amazing, by the fourth session his physiotherapist has given him the OK to play for England in Poland in a few weeks.
Dr. Andrew St Clair Logan
We have had great success with tendinopathies, plantar fasciitis, backs and soft tissue injuries including trigger fingers. Our referrals have shot up without any marketing, to the extent we have had to employ more staff as all our clinics are at maximum capacity.
The K-Laser has increased the range and quality of treatments we can now offer our patients, used either in combination with existing chiropractic techniques or as a sole therapy. We have had some remarkable success stories from chronic, long-standing osteoarthritic or back disorders to acute musculoskeletal injuries and fracture repairs.
As a professional stunt man, I pick up an awful lot of injuries along the way. One particularly injury was a broken ankle I had, and although I was back on my feet in 2 weeks I was in a lot of pain. I had the pain for almost two years, until Stephen brought his laser... Within 3 sessions I was no longer in pain doing normal everyday things. Three sessions later, the pain was completely gone. I even managed to do a 16-foot jump and land on my feet as part of one of my stunts - after such a long time injured it felt like a massive breakthrough. I am so grateful for how the laser has helped.
I noticed an improvement in relief from pain after the first treatment which became more noticeable after Beth used the upgraded K-Laser device at week 5 and 6. The treatment reduced my pain significantly and provided more flexibility for longer between treatments. I will continue to have the K-Laser treatment on my regular visits and would recommend others to try the K-Laser device for their treatment.