Cold Laser Therapy

Pain Relieving Physical Therapy Cold Laser Therapy Services

At Family Care Physical Therapy, we operate the top-rated outpatient cold laser therapy unit in Western New York. Cold laser therapy is used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain conditions through a safe, effective, and painless procedure with no side-effects. It works by using safe, low-power lasers to stimulate natural biological healing in a tissue that is either unable to recover on its own or is slow in healing. Our team is proud to offer the region’s best cold laser therapy services, with offices located in Buffalo, NY and Williamsville, NY.


 

What is Cold Laser Therapy?

 

Cold laser therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a cutting-edge pain treatment that uses low-power lasers to stimulate cells in soft tissues. Most people think of lasers as high-power tools for cutting, burning, or destroying, but the low-power lasers used in cold laser therapy are different. Instead, low-level lasers (Class 3A) used in cold laser therapy are completely painless, and these low-power lasers do not cut, burn, or destroy tissues.

How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work?

With cold laser therapy, our expert technicians use a safe, hand-held device that’s roughly the size of a flashlight. The device contains low-level lasers that are held on an affected area for a brief period of time—generally between 30 seconds and several minutes—to impart light energy into soft tissues in the body. The targeted tissues absorb the light on a cellular level and convert it into chemical energy. This helps decrease swelling and pain and increases tissue regeneration. Efficacy rates with cold laser therapy are routinely 90% or higher, making it a highly effective treatment for many types of chronic and acute pain.

What Ailments Can Cold Laser Therapy Help?

Cold laser therapy is helpful in the treatment of many types of injuries or conditions causing short-term or chronic pain. Some conditions with which we have had the greatest success include lower back and neck pain, migraines, rotator cuff tears, carpal tunnel syndrome, achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, knee pain, tennis and golfer’s elbow, and sinus infections (sinusitus). The dual-wavelength cold lasers safely penetrate up to four inches deep in joints and soft tissues, stimulating cell function, promoting healing, and helping to reduce pain.

 Is Cold Laser Therapy Right For You?

Cold laser therapy is considered a non-invasive procedure. This outpatient therapy also does not require any kind of medication, so our patients experience absolutely no adverse side effects. Cold laser therapy has shown itself to be most effective when treating chronic pain in joints and tissues, the stiffness associated with arthritis, and helping wounds heal. This means that it may not be the best choice for patients with acute pain. We most often use cold laser therapy to help accelerate the healing process and reduce pain, swelling, and spasms while enhancing functionality and range of motion. If you’re still unsure whether cold laser therapy is the right treatment for you or your loved one, don’t worry! Just give us a call or contact us today, and one of our friendly, knowledgeable staff members will consult with you and help you choose the best treatments.

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About Family Care PT

Family Care PT is a Physical Therapy clinic with locations in Buffalo and Williamsville, NY. We offer a wide array of services designed to treat everyday discomfort to work and sports injuries. At Family Care PT, we believe in helping each patient achieve complete wellness. We will not only work with you in office, but we will teach you ways to continue your rehab when you’re home or back to work.