Low-Level Laser Therapy
LILT (Low Intensity Laser Therapy) or LLLT (Low Level Laser Therapy)
Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT/LLLT) or “Cold Laser Therapy” is on track to become one of the most important developments in life sciences since the discovery of penicillin. LILT/LLLT dramatically reduces Musculoskeletal pain and inflammation , as well as promoting tissue repair wherever the laser beam is applied .
Treatment is quick, pain free, easy to apply and effective.Appropriate probes are placed on the skin at particular points on or relating to the damaged area and light, which is controlled for wavelength, power, pulsing rate and duration passes into the tissue.
LILT/LLLT is used for increasing the speed, quality, and tensile strength of tissue repair, for soft tissue injuries, non/slow-healing wounds and ulcers, joint conditions like Arthritis, chronic pain, to resolve inflammation, to improve function of damaged neurological tissue, treating post-operative pain .
The effects of LILT/LLLT are photochemical ( like photosynthesis in plants ). Red and near infra-red light can effect cell membrane permeability and aid in the production of ATP,thereby providing the cell with more energy which in turn means the cell is in optimum condition to play it’s part in a natural healing process.
The 3 main benefits of LLLT in joint and muscle injuries are:
Pain relief – temporary inhibition of nerve conduction in nerve fibers.
Tissue repair – rapid regeneration of skin, muscle, tendons, ligament, bone and nerves.
Resolution of inflammation leading to effective, lasting pain relief & return to function.
Users include British and US military, premier division soccer teams, Olympic teams, Formula 1, rugby and cricket team therapists, as well as specialist pain clinics in the UK and USA and now in Melbourne some AFL players as well.