What is Infrared Therapy?
Infrared and near infrared light AKA cold laser therapy is a treatment that uses lightwaves to interact with tissue and accelerate the healing process for our patients. It is used on those who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality. It can also accelerate cellular reproduction and increase metabolic activity.
Rapid Cell Growth — Laser light accelerates cellular reproduction and growth to improve speed of healing time.
Faster Wound Healing — Laser light stimulates fibroblast development and accelerates collagen synthesis in damaged tissue for faster recovery.
Increased Metabolic Activity — Higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells and thus greater production of the basic food source for cells, Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP).
Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation — Laser light reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from: cuts, scratches, burns or post surgery.
Anti-Inflammatory Action — Laser light reduces swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints to give enhanced joint mobility.
Increased Vascular Activity — Laser light induces temporary vasodilation increasing blood flow to damaged areas.
Stimulated Nerve Function — Slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue can result in “dead” limbs or numb areas. Laser light speeds the process of nerve cell reconnection to bring the numb areas back to life.
WHAT CAN I USE COLD LASER THERAPY FOR?
Due to the wide range of healing potential, our Kalaheo Wellness Center team has been trained to utilize this technology for the treatment of many conditions. Some of the conditions that are commonly treated at our clinic include:
- Neck Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Foot Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Knee Pain
- Various Tendonitis
- Painful Joints
- Various Forms of Acute and Chronic Pain
- ….. and many more