Photobiomodulation, or the primary biochemical reactions that occur when cells absorb light, result from stimulation of three key cellular structures:
- Mitochondria – known as the powerhouse of the cell, the Mitochondria is responsible for cellular energy production (ATP – high-energy molecules found in every cell).
- Cell Membrane – separates the cytoplasm of a cell from the outer-cellular space, and controls the cell’s ability to take in much needed oxygen and nutrients and properly expel wastes.
- Cytochrome C chromophore – located in the inner cell membrane, this complex is the key chromophore responsible for cellular respiration and the production of ATP.
These actions cause:
- a higher cellular mitosis rate, which means your cells grow and heal faster
- the release of vasodilating chemicals like Free Radical Nitrous Oxide that signals your body to increase blood flow, widening your blood vessels and increasing circulation
- an increase in collagen synthesis, which is the essential protein required for tissue repairs
- small capillaries to be regenerated, supporting the damaged area with new blood and oxygen flow
- normalization of nerve function, meaning you will only feel pain, when in pain, not while resting
- increased ATP (cellular energy) production, giving your cells more fuel to heal correctly
The increase in blood supply and improved microcirculation will increase the supply of cellular nutrition, which promotes tissue repair and remodeling, and results in faster healing. This increase in blood flow also significantly reduces swelling and inflammation as wastes are carried away from the damaged area.
In addition to enhancing nutrient-rich blood flow to the problematic area, DTLT works by stimulating the immune system response in which improved lymphatic drainage increases the production of growth hormones and enhances the body’s natural healing processes. This leads to rapid cellular regeneration, tissue repair, and reduced scar formation.
Simply put, Deep Tissue Laser Therapy stimulates the body’s healing processes and gives the body a much needed boost to finally heal correctly and relieve your pain.
An effective DTLT treatment is a direct function of the dose delivered and power used. Administration of the optimal treatment dose produces consistent, positive outcomes. The new Class IV lasers — like the ones we use in our office — enable rapid delivery of therapeutic doses of light energy deep into tissues. This facilitates treatment of larger areas with reduced treatment times, while achieving consistent results.
The higher power of Class IV lasers provide a level of versatility unrivaled by other Class I, II, and IIIb lasers, empowering our technicians to treat both superficial and deep tissue conditions. The higher wattage Class IV lasers we use result in faster treatment times and provide results unachievable with lower wattage Class IV lasers.
Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is cleared by the FDA and has become a standard of care for many musculoskeletal injuries. Due to the growing body of literature supporting the efficacy of Laser Therapy, many clinicians and therapists are recommending Laser Therapy as a modality to accelerate recovery and reduce inflammation over traditional methods such as drugs or surgery which both carry inherent risks that could potentially worsen a condition DTLT, which produces no side effects, provides a safe and effective alternative to drugs and surgery.
The therapy lasers used in our office adhere to strict ISO standards in order to provide our clients with the safest, non-invasive treatment option on the market. DTLT is not only safe, but treatments are painless to administer. With safety and success at our core, our treatment programs are designed based on over 20 years of scientific studies. Our goal is to provide you with the most effective treatment modality available.
Unparalleled Safety and Effectiveness has earned Laser Therapy endorsements from professional organizations such as the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).