Muscle, Ligament, and Joint Injuries
The most common athletic injuries, such as torn menisci, ACLs, and rotator cuffs can benefit greatly from Cold Laser Therapy. CLT rushes blood to the site of injury allowing the healing properties of the body's natural inflammation process to occur much faster. The results seen from one CLT session are similar to those seen by a day of icing or contrast bath.
Cold Laser Therapy works through the same principle as trigger point release or acupuncture. The increased blood flow brings a rush of oxygen to those golf-ball-like knots in muscle tissue, and allows them to relax. By the same method, the increased blood flow also brings much needed nutrients and materials to reconstruct the damaged tissue.
Cold Laser Therapy also helps clean out damaged muscle fibers after a tear, and helps the new fibers lay down in a more organized fashion compared to icing.
One of the safest, most natural modalities used to alleviate pain and inflammation.
Relief from delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
Cold Laser Therapy
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), also known as Cold Laser Therapy (CLT), is one of the safest and most natural modalities currently being used to alleviate both chronic pain from old injuries and acute pain from new injuries. Cold Laser Therapy uses infrared light to penetrate bone and muscle tissue, and provide the cells of an injured area extra energy needed to jump-start the inflammation process. An integral part of inflammation is vasodilation, the expansion of blood vessels.
Cold Laser Therapy causes vasodilation and an increased blood flow to the damaged tissue and injured area directly below the treatment probe. This rush of oxygen-carrying blood cells allows a greater concentration of white blood cells to clean out damaged cells and allow the building blocks for new, healthy cells in their place. As the energy created by the laser is absorbed by the cells it stimulates pain modulating chemicals in the brain such as endogenous opiates and serotonin resulting in decreased pain.
Increased muscle endurance and exercise repetitions
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What Can I Expect During a Treatment?
Cold Laser Therapy (CLT) treatments to certain areas such as hands and feet can last as little as 30 seconds. Multiple areas can be treated in one session, and the time increases accordingly.
Treatments are painless, however you may notice a slight warming sensation at the application site. Clients with darker skin tones, darker hair, and/or tattoos are more susceptible to this warming sensation, and it is important that the client immediately notify the laser technician of any discomfort at the treatment site.
M&B Wellness Solutions, LLC utilizes a class 3b laser. This laser is a class below those used for laser tattoo removal, and fading of ink has not been indicated as a side-effect of cold laser therapy.
COLD LASER THERAPY
Active Recovery is integral to a safe, injury-free, athletic lifestyle. It focuses on completing a workout at a lower intensity than that at which it started, but just high enough to keep the blood moving to improve removal of lactic acid and reduce lingering muscle pain. Instead of ending a resistance training workout immediately after the last repetition of the last set, it has been shown that doing a final set at a lower intensity can increase performance and one's maximum number of repetitions.
As mentioned previously throughout this brochure, Cold Laser Therapy increases circulation and acts in the same manner as active recovery to help facilitate removal of lactic acid from the blood. Whether you find yourself a weekend warrior, or prepping for your next fitness contest, make CLT an addition to your active recovery program!