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.
Here is a google doc with pubmed abstracts and links.
We have 2 brands of High Intensity Lasers(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.