LASER--an acronym: Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
Laser therapy is widely recognized as a safe, pain-free and non-invasive medical procedure to accelerate the treatment and rehabilitation of various acute and chronic conditions. Laser therapy employs the use of a laser beam to activate certain areas of the body in order to gain very specific types of response. The type of response that can be obtained is dependent upon the strength of the laser beam as it aims to bio stimulate injured and dysfunctional tissues.
- Minimal penetration and effectiveness
- Delivers minimal power
- Used widely by many chiropractors and physical therapists
- More hype than help
- Pulse: Delivers less power, on average, over a very small area
- Constant: Delivers maximum power over a larger area
- Used in the operating room for cutting and cautery.