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Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

 

low level laser therapy leicesterLLLT treatments - £24

(or £130 for a course of 6 treatments, when paid for in advance)

Low level laser treatment is now available for Verrucae - book an appointment with Vanessa, who can perform stand-alone treatments or incorporate LLLT into a chiropody treatment.

LLLT can also be used for pain relief and to reduce inflammation for arthritic pain, neck pain, tendinopathy and carpal tunnel syndrome.


Low level laser therapy (LLLT) works by energising the body's cellular response to injury, and hence speeds up the natural way our body is able to repair itself. LLLT has been successfully used for a wide range chronic conditions such as plantar fasciitis and sports injuries. LLLT has been used to help reduce pain associated with a number of conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis[1], osteoarthritis[2], acute and chronic neck pain[3] and tendinopathy[4].

How LLLT works

LLLT has a photo-chemical effect in the cell - especially within the energy generating mitochondria. Pulses of light can improve tissue repair and produce an anti-inflammatory effect. Pain relief can be achieved using a continuous laser beam.

When cells get stressed (due to disease, injury or ageing) the mitochondria produces nitric oxide (NO). This prevents oxygen being used to make ATP (the "energy molecule") leading to oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is thought to lead to inflammation and cell death.

LLLT of the correct wavelength and density, splits the NO molecules allowing oxygen to be used to produce more ATP, reducing oxidative stress. Once normal mitochondrial function is restored by LLLT then cell metabolism improves and patient health is enhanced.

Please note that you may need a course of treatment - typically 6 to 8 sessions for maximum benefit.

 

Omega Laser Systems is the longest established UK low level laser manufacturer and was involved in much of the founding research work in the field. Omega’s equipment has been used by health care professionals across the world for more than two decades. Click here for more details.

 

References:

[1] Brosseau, L. et al. (2005). "Low level laser therapy (Classes I, II and III) for treating rheumatoid arthritis". Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (4)

[2] Jamtvedt, G.; Dahm, K. T.; Christie, A.; Moe, R. H.; Haavardsholm, E.; Holm, I.; Hagen, K. B. (2007). "Physical Therapy Interventions for Patients with Osteoarthritis of the Knee: an Overview of Systematic Reviews". Physical Therapy 88 (1): 123–136

[3] Chow, RT.; Johnson, MI.; Lopes-Martins, RA.; Bjordal, JM. (Nov 2009). "Efficacy of low-level laser therapy in the management of neck pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo or active-treatment controlled trials.". Lancet

[4] Tumilty, S.; Munn, J.; McDonough, S.; Hurley, D. A.; Basford, J. R.; Baxter, G. D. (2010). "Low Level Laser Treatment of Tendinopathy: A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis". Photomedicine and Laser Surgery 28 (1): 3

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