Light-based Therapy at Release Physical Therapy

What types of conditions is light-based used to treat?

Release Physical Therapy clinicians are trained to use low-level light laser therapy (LLLT) to treat conditions and injuries that involve damage to the deep, sensitive layers of tissue beneath the skin, including muscular, neural, lymphatic and vascular tissue. Release Physical Therapy uses the MicroLight ML830® devise, which is FDA cleared to provide relief from:

  • arthritis
  • back pain
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • degenerative disc disease
  • herniated discs
  • intractable pain
  • lesions
  • muscle spasms or stiffness
  • post-surgical pain
  • post-trauma acute pain
  • posterior facet syndrome
  • sciatica
  • sprains and strains
  • wound-healing

How does light-based therapy work?

The use of light-based therapy has a biochemical or photochemical effect on the body that accelerates the healing process and relieves pain. The body reacts to soft tissue damage by generating its own splint through producing edema, or a thin watery fluid in tissue spaces. Excess edema causes swelling, which is painful and inhibits movement in the damaged. The laser is placed on the affected area for 33 seconds, penetrating two inches into the body, focusing on the lymphatic system, which maintains the body’s fluid balance and absorbing excess edema.

Is light-based therapy painful?

No. The procedure is painless, does not burn and yet, it has been very powerful for healing tissue, regenerating tissue, reducing swelling and inflammation and of course treating pain.

When will I see results with light-based therapy?

For certain conditions, patients begin to feel significant changes after the third or fourth treatment. At Release Physical Therapy, the length of treatment will be determined by your assessment, response to therapy and overall treatment plan as prescribed by your clinician. Contact us for more information on light-based therapy or to set up an appointment.