LASER stands for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Laser has been studied for about 50 years but in the last 20 years or so research has shown it to be a safe and effective treatment for a wide variety of medical conditions. It is used within Physiotherapy at low doses to reduce pain and enhance tissue healing. LASER works by directing beams of light very precisely at the target tissue. The light is then absorbed by different tissues depending on what dose has been given. At Stranmillis Physiotherapy we are fully qualified in the use of Low Level Laser Therapy or LLLT.
Using LLLT where appropriate will speed up healing and therefore reduce recovery time for soft-tissue injuries such as muscle tears, ligament sprains, tendon injuries and for joint pain. We may use LLLT as part of a comprehensive treatment programme. If LLLT is indicated this will be discussed with you prior to application. The treatment is safe, pain-free and lasts a few minutes. There are no known side-effects.