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Deep Tissue Laser Therapy

At Cawley Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, we always stay at the cutting edge of physical therapy treatments for whatever injuries or other ailments are afflicting our patients. While traditional physical therapy has its benefits, patients with troublesome inflammation and pain can also benefit from another form of treatment to which therapists have had access for the last several decades: deep tissue laser therapy.

The name itself is probably enough to let you know what is involved with this treatment. Laser therapy is a non-invasive physical therapy method involving the use of focused light–a laser–to release photons into a painful part of the body and essentially help to heal the cells and relieve pain.

Deep tissue laser therapy is a safe, painless method of obtaining relief from acute or chronic conditions such as sports injuries or inflammation. Learn more about Cawley’s laser therapy services below to determine whether this high-tech form of physical therapy is for you.

What Is Deep Tissue Laser Therapy?

You may not have known that the word “laser” is an acronym of “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” Put more simply, a laser is focused light that a physical therapist directs toward a painful or inflamed part of the body. The laser passing into the body generates photobiomodulation.

In that process, photons from the laser begin stimulating the body’s tissues so the cells’ metabolism increases. Thus energized, the cells allow greater blood circulation into the injured areas and thereby permit relief from debilitating inflammation and pain.

Who Can Benefit from Deep Tissue Laser Therapy?

One of the benefits of deep tissue laser therapy is how versatile it is. It can treat conditions such as:

neck and back injuries
carpal tunnel
shoulder pain
plantar fasciitis

People looking for laser therapy in Lackawanna County, Luzerne County, or anywhere in between owe it to themselves at least to inquire into this form of physical therapy.
Still, some patients might not be the best candidates for laser therapy. Doctors can advise their patients about what is best for them. However, the risks of laser therapy apply primarily to patients seeking eye or skin surgery for aesthetic purposes.

Is Deep Tissue Laser Therapy Safe?

The Food and Drug Administration has approved laser therapy as a safe form of physical therapy. The laser therapy we use at Cawley Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation is proven to be effective in reducing inflammation and pain in your body.

Still, our patients often wonder whether laser therapy is painful or unpleasant to experience. We can confidently say that laser therapy is not painful in any way, and there is no reason to fear it. Most patients report feeling nothing from the laser at all, while others say they feel a gentle warmth on their skin.

You will likely receive several laser therapy treatments lasting fewer than 10 minutes each, and results usually begin appearing after just a few sessions.

Schedule Your Laser Therapy in Luzerne County

Whatever maladies are troubling your body, whether they are auto injuries or a torn ACL, you can trust Cawley Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation to recommend the best physical therapy treatment for you, whether that is deep tissue laser therapy or another method. We have been helping patients get back on their feet after injuries since 2003, and we would love to help you, too.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your deep tissue laser therapy.