L.A.S.E.R stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Laser Therapy involves applying low intensity laser light. It helps in reliving  pain .Laser therapy helps in tissue repair and restores normal  function. 

Laser therapy is a physiotherapy treatment that uses low level lasers to stimulate tissue and promote healing. It is also known as cold laser therapy or low level laser therapy (LLLT).

Laser therapy is relatively new, and it is an alternative treatment to some types of pain. Laser Therapy has been effective for treating several pain conditions

It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality. Laser therapy can stimulate all cell types including muscle, ligament, cartilage, nerves, etc., so a number of conditions can be treated by laser therapy.

Some of conditions that can be treated by laser therapy include :

  • Arthritis pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Tendinitis 
  • Bursitis
  • Sprain and strain

How Laser Therapy works on Pain?

Laser therapy is low-intensity laser therapy that stimulates healing while using low levels of laser therapy.
 The level of light is quite low as compared to other forms of laser therapy, such as those used to destroy tumors and coagulate tissue.
During this procedure, the non-thermal photons of light that are emitted from the laser pass through the skin layers (the dermis, epidermis, and the subcutaneous tissue or tissue fat under the skin). Different wavelengths and outputs of low-level light are applied directly to a targeted area. Once the light energy passes through the layers of skin and reaches the target area, The body tissue then absorbs the light. It initiates a series of events in the cell that result in healing damaged or injured tissue, promotes regeneration, reduction in pain & inflammation and an overall reduction in healing time by increasing intra-cellular metabolism

The method of application will depend on  condition of patient . A treatment head or probe is usually applied directly to the tissue being treated. The amount of energy that is exposed to the tissue is controlled by the physiotherapist. 


Laser therapy can be used to treat:

  • * Soft tissue and sports injuries such as muscle strains and ligament strains.
  • * Repetitive stress injuries such as tendinitis, bursitis and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • * Arthritic conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis 
  • * Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)

Benefit of laser therapy 

Laser therapy can be used for a wide range of conditions and will help reduce pain and inflammation following injury. The following benefits may include:

  • * Treatment of various arthritic conditions
  • * Treatment of soft tissue injuries
  • * Pain relief
  • * Reduce inflammation 

It is also a safe alternative to pain medication and can reduce healing time. 

The physiotherapists at ASPIRE may use laser therapy to treat your condition. For more information or to book an assessment please call 96503 83603 .