In photobiomodulation therapy, light is used to regenerate tissue while reducing inflammation and pain.
Also known as cold laser therapy or low level light therapy, this treatment assists in the repair of skin, muscle, tendon, bone and nerve tissue while reducing inflammation and pain. It works by increasing cellular energy and reducing oxidative stress. Light energy/photons are converted into energy for the cell. These effects have been well-documented in extensive clinical trials.
Treatments take around 20 minutes, and are typically delivered twice a week.
Photobiomodulation can be used to treat a wide range of podiatric conditions, including:
There have been multitudes of studies published about the effectiveness of Photobiomodulation used to treat certain conditions. See the below articles for more information.
Effects of Low-Level Laser Therapy and Eccentric Exercises in the Treatment of Recreational Athletes With
Chronic Achilles Tendinopathy
Stergioulas A, Stergioula M, Aarskog R, Lopes-Martins RA, Bjordal JM Peloponnese University, Sparta, Laconia, Greece.
Efficacy of low-level laser therapy on pain and disability in knee osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised placebo-controlled trials
Martin Bjørn Stausholm ,1 Ingvill Fjell Naterstad,1 Jon Joensen,1 Rodrigo Álvaro Brandão Lopes-Martins,2 Humaira Sæbø,1 Hans Lund,3 Kjartan Vibe Fersum,1 Jan Magnus Bjordal1
To find out more about this painless, drug-free treatment, speak to the experienced team at Cheltenham Podiatry.
We can advise whether Photobiomodulation and low level laser therapy are suitable for you.
Call us on 03 9583 3093, or book your appointment online now.