Cold Laser Therapy for Pain Management

We use cold laser therapy, or low-level light therapy (LLLT), to reduce pain and inflammation in some patients.

This treatment is used for many conditions including muscle strains, tendon injuries, sports injuries and arthritis.

Approved by the FDA in 2002, cold laser therapy uses what is known as a Class IIIb laser, which can penetrate up to 6 cm through the skin to stimulate cells and speed the healing process. Compared with widely used physical therapy modalities such as ultrasound, cold laser therapy can penetrate deeper, so it can be more effective in treating injuries. Many physicians and nurse practitioners refer their patients to us specifically for cold laser therapy. Cold laser therapy is used widely to treat professional athletes, and is likely to become a mainstream form of treatment. Our use of cold laser therapy is just one example of how we use the latest techniques and technology in our physical therapy practice.