Reddy-Care PT & OT: Neck Pain and Stress

N E W S L E T T E R COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT LASER THERAPY

How long does laser treatment take? The typical course of treatment is 10-15 minutes, although it depends on the size of the area being treated. Acute conditions may require daily treatment, in particular if they are accompanied by significant pain. Chronic problems typically respond better when the treatments are received 2-3 times per week. With each patient, we determine their treatment plan on an individual basis. How is the treatment administered? Depending on the condition being treated, your therapy may be administered through either a contact or non- contact hand piece. The contact hand piece is designed to allow the practitioner to physically manipulate the tissue while administering the treatment, resulting in a laser-massage treatment. This allows for light to penetrate deeper into tissues than the non-contact hand piece, due to its ability to displace tissue through a laser-massage technique. How many treatments will I need? The treatment plan depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions, 2-6 treatments may be sufficient. More chronic conditions may require as many as 6-10 sessions. Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control pain. How long before I will feel results? You may feel improvement in your condition (usually pain reduction) after the very first treatment. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 2-4 sessions. Treatments just take a few minutes, however the therapeutic effect continues to sooth and heal long after you leave our office.

Reddy-Care Physical Therapy is introducing Deep Tissue Laser Therapy to our outpatient clinics in Farmingdale and Great Neck. This is a great modality that helps accelerate the body’s own natural healing process through photo-bio-stimulation. Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is a non-invasive, safe, and effective treatment modality that helps relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and promote healing and soft tissue repair through photo-bio-stimulation. This means that the laser system delivers light energy from photons. These photons are absorbed by damaged cells causing stimulation of the mitochondria to accelerate production of ATP. The biochemical increase in cellular energy transforms cells from a state of illness or injury to a stable, healthy state. It also stimulates blood circulation and restores nutrition in impaired tissues, thus encouraging the regeneration of healthy tissues. What are the advantages of laser therapy over other forms of therapy? Laser therapy does not require the use of drugs or surgery, there are fewer side effects or risks, and it is quick and convenient — pain relief is often immediate. What does laser therapy treatment feel like? Does it hurt? Laser therapy treatments must be administered directly to skin, as laser light cannot penetrate through layers of clothing. You will feel a soothing warmth as the therapy is administered. Please make sure you were loose, comfortable clothing for your treatment.

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