Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT), also known as Cold Laser, uses light to boost the body’s natural healing ability in response to pain, inflammation, swelling and muscular spasm, whilst increasing oxygen levels to sick and injured cells
What is Photobiomodulation?
The therapy known as Photobiomodulation is also identified by a number of other names. Low level Laser Therapy (LLLT), Cold Laser Therapy, Laser Light Therapy and Photobiostimulation.
Photobiomodulation Therapy uses light to boost the body’s natural healing ability in response to pain, inflammation, swelling and muscular spasm whilst increasing oxygen levels to sick and injured cells. Our super pulsed 5000 Hz laser is approved and registered by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and produces no heat, but is so powerful, it has the ability to penetrate up to 13cm into the body.
How does Photobiomodulation Therapy work?
When PBMT is applied to the skin, light is absorbed by the damaged cells. This in turn triggers a reaction in the mitochondria (the powerhouse of our cells) to produce more energy, stimulating the body’s immune response and increasing blood supply to the damaged cells, increasing tissue repair and reducing inflammation, swelling and pain. It targets the underlying condition or pathology to promote healing, which means the results are effective and long lasting.
- Improves neurological function
- Is natural
- Is safe
- Is non-invasive
- Provides drug free pain relief
- Requires no down time post treatment
- Complements other treatment methods such as chiropractic and massage
Potential Benefits of Photobiomodulation Therapy include:
- Pain relief
- Reducing inflammation (including neuro-inflammation)
- Reducing swelling
- Improved blood circulation
- Boosts the immune system
- Increased joint flexibility
- Speeds up wound healing
- Speeds up recovery time post injury/surgery
Athletes also love the benefits that PBMT has to offer. In addition to the benefits outlined above, Photobiomodulation Therapy:
- Improves endurance
- Reduces muscle fatigue
- Improves strength
- Reduces the likelihood of injury
- Speeds up recovery time post injury
- Reduces the change of re-injury
What conditions can be effectively treated with Photobiomodulation Therapy ?
- Frozen shoulder
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Chronic Pain
- TMJ (jaw) dysfunction
- Sporting Injuries, including muscles, tendons & ligaments
- Improving athletic performance
- Increasing energy levels
- Pre & Post-surgical
- Dental pain
- Peripheral nerve damage
- Help support sufferers of Autoimmune conditions
- Neurological inflammation
- Neck and back pain & injuries
- Disc herniation
- Osteoarthritis -including hip, knee and other joints
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Acute and chronic migraines
- Wound healing & scarring
- Fracture Healing
- Plantar Fasciitis
PBMT is by no means limited to the above. As it has a positive overall effect on boosting the body’s immune system. The benefits of using PBMT as a part of an integrative approach to maintaining health and wellness cannot be over emphasised.
What are the side effects of Photobiomodulation Therapy ?
There are actually no known side effects of Photobiomodulation Therapy. It is a non-invasive, fast acting, safe, effective and drug free treatment method.
Although there are no known side effects of Photobiomodulation Therapy, if the condition being treated is a chronic one, some individuals may experience a slight increase in their level of discomfort. This is however, a short term response that soon settles and is due to the increase in blood supply to the affected area and is in fact a sign that healing is taking place.
How many sessions will I need?
You may notice an improvement following your very first PBMT treatment. In as few as 4-6 treatments, you will benefit from improved blood circulation, less inflammation and cell revitalisation, enabling the body to start healing, thus effectively treating the underlying cause of the pain, rather than just treating the symptoms. PBMT also has the benefits of having a cumulative effect with each treatment building on the previous one.
Do you have scientific research to prove that Photobiomodulation Therapy works?
There is an extensive list of PBMT scientific research articles supporting the efficacy of this form of therapy. In fact, there are 1000’s of studies available with new ones being added almost every day.
How can it help me?
Many individuals are recognising the benefits of having Photobiomodulation Therapy as part of an integrative approach to health and wellness. The pressures of day to day life can overtime lead to a build-up of oxidative stress in the body, which is the major cause of inflammation, cell degeneration and the aging process. Photobiomodulation Therapy is rapidly gaining recognition as a key therapeutic intervention for reducing oxidative stress.
Does it hurt?
There is little or no sensation during treatment. Occasionally one feels a mild, soothing warmth or tingling.
Photobiomodulation Therapy Pricing:
|Chiropractic and PBMT||$90|
|Massage and PBMT||$30 in addition to massage cost|