High Intensity Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a non-invasive, painless procedure. The laser treatment stimulates the healing process in the body. Laser Therapy has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapists, nurses and doctors as far back as the 1970’s. Now, after FDA clearance in 2002, Laser Therapy is being used extensively in the United States.

Patient Benefits of Laser Therapy: Laser Therapy is proven to biostimulate tissue repair and growth factors. The Laser accelerates healing and decreases pain. Class IV Laser Therapy can provide dramatic results.

What can it help with?
-I encourage you to do a search on pubmed. Search Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), High Intensity Laser Therapy (HILT) or cold laser therapy along with the condition or injury.

Here is a google doc with pubmed abstracts and links.

We have 2 class IV Lasers. A K-Laser and an MLS laser.

Here is an example: In this paper from the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Laser + the standard care shaved 8 weeks off the standard 12 week protocol for Achilles tendinopathy.

FAQ’s Answered:
*This is, like many of the other innovative regenerative medicine procedures, considered experimental and not covered by most insurance.
*It is $50/session.
*The standard protocol ranges from 6-12 visits. It’s best used in combination with the standard treatment and rehab but we do allow the Laser therapy as a stand alone treatment. Many patients have or are currently working with other providers including MD’s, chiropractors and PTs. We will coordinate to make sure your care is complete.
* If you are interested in laser therapy simply mention this during your initial appointment. You can book online here. If you have questions feel free to email contact@valleyspineandsport.com and Dr. Tapplin will personally respond.