What is LASER therapy?

Mar 5, 2018

Laser therapy is technically called photobiomodulation therapy.  This is the use of light waves to improve tissue repair, reduce pain and inflammation wherever the beam is applied. The light penetrates the body to stimulate repair to the damaged underlying tissue.  Laser therapy can be used on a multitude of different musculoskeletal injuries or issues.   Therapeutic laser can impact the tissue by improving circulation in the tissue and impacting several anti-inflammatory mediators in a joint; helping to reduce pain.

OSTC has been using the Class IV laser for almost 4 years now.  In fact, the therapists at OSTC have seen such amazing benefits and positive results for their patients, that in 2016 OSTC bought a second laser.  Laser therapy may be used in conjunction with your physical therapy at OSTC or can be purchased individually.

Conditions that are often treated with laser and see the best benefits are:  Tendinitis, Plantar Fascitis, Arthritis Pain, and post surgery pain, though it is used for several other conditions as well.