What is MLS Laser Therapy?
Laser Therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light to treat painful and debilitating conditions. It is is a non-invasive, safe, and effective treatment modality where light is used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, promote wound healing and soft tissue repair. Our laser is the only multi-wave locked system, dual wave (2 different wavelengths 909nm and 805nm), fully robotic laser therapy system on the market. This means deeper penetration with no heat produced allowing faster healing. It has been cleared by the FDA since 2009 with no known side effects.
How does MLS Laser Therapy work?
What is MLS Laser treatment like?
Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy:
-Timely healing of sprains & strains -Rapid resolution of swollen areas
-Immediate improvement of local blood circulation – Increases Metabolic Activity
-Faster Wound Healing -Improved Nerve Function
-Rapid recovery of the structural integrity of injured region
What can patients expect after MLS Laser Therapy treatment?
MLS Laser Therapy effectively treats:
-Degenerative joint conditions -Neurological & general pain & bruising
-Musculoskeletal Disorders -Pre & Post-surgical treatment
-Anti-Inflamation applications -Specific neurological conditions
-Sports Injuries -Occupational Injuries
-Repetitive Motion Injuries -Heel Pain
MLS Laser Therapy for Back Pain
MLS Laser Therapy for Ankle Pain
MLS Laser Therapy for Shoulder Pain
MLS Laser Therapy for Neck Pain
MLS Laser Therapy for Leg Pain
MLS Laser Therapy for Knee Pain
How is treatment done?
The laser is fully robotic and placed 8 inches above the skin allowing the healing energy to penetrate tissue to a depth of 2 1⁄4 inches, where it interacts with various intracellular bio-molecules resulting in the restoration of normal cell function. This also enhances the body’s natural healing processes. In essence, light energy is converted into biochemical energy. Think of this like photosynthesis in plants.
The result is normal cell functions are restored. The process results in a disappearance of symptoms and increases the speed at which your body heals. Other effects include the immune system response is stimulated, lymphatic drainage is improved, & the body’s natural healing process are enhanced.
The beneficial physiological changes noted above are the result in tissue regeneration and cellular stimulation. This is possible because we are using the newest and most powerful laser technology available to help our patients live a pain free life.
Why is Laser Treatment different?
The primary biological action of laser results from stimulation of cellular transport mechanisms in the mitochondria, cell membranes and epithelial tissues. (The laser stimulates the mitochondrion to produce more energy-ATP-to “supercharge the cells for healing) This action causes the release of vasodilating chemicals, the stimulation of DNA and RNA (Building blocks) synthesis, an increase in enzyme production, an increase of superoxide dismutase activity, normalization of tissue pH, and increased ATP production. (Healing of the cells from the inside) The increase of vasodilatation (blood supply and formation of new capillaries) and improved microcirculation will increase the supply of cellular nutrition promoting tissue repair and remodeling (which means you heal faster). Significant reduction in edema (swelling) is also noted.
MLS Laser Therapy
There is little or no sensation during treatment. There is no pain associated during laser application. Laser treatment is relaxing and some people even fall asleep. NO NEEDLES OR INCISIONS!
The typical course of treatment is 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. Treatments are typically received 2 to 3 times a week. Treatment plans are determined and customized on an individual basis.
This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. The typical treatment protocol is between 6 (for acute/less than 3 months) and 12 visits (for chronic/greater than 3 months). Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic “maintenance” care to control pain.
You may feel improvement in your condition (usually pain reduction) after the 1 to 3 treatments, however, for some more chronic conditions it may take up to 6 visits to feel the benefits of laser therapy. Not everyone responds to laser therapy and results cannot be guaranteed.
MLS Laser Therapy is about healing. It’s not about masking or covering up a condition. When you feel better from this therapy… it’s because you are better. Therefore results have been found to be quite long lasting (months to years).
Yes, MLS Laser Therapy is sometimes more effective when combined with other forms of therapy,
including physical therapy, chiropractic, massage, soft tissue mobilization, electrotherapy, and following surgery.
We will evaluate your condition and perform a complete laser therapy examination to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure. Call us to schedule your evaluation or a consultation with Dr. Pietropaoli or one of our other medical providers at Victory Sports Medicine & Orthopedics.
Yes, laser therapy is a light treatment. No heating is involved with the surgical or metal implants. It can be used safely with no known side effects. It is extremely effective for post-operative wound healing. Many hip and knee replacement patients see us for care.