Deep Tissue Laser Therapy (Class IV) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Deep Tissue Laser Therapy safe?

Yes, Deep Tissue Laser Therapy can be a safe alternative to drugs and surgery.

Does the patient feel anything during treatment?

Yes, there is a soothing warmth as the laser is emitted. The laser must be administered directly onto the skin.

Are there any known side-effects?

There are no known side effects.

How long is a laser treatment?

Depending on the area and type of injury being treated, treatment times may vary. Laser treatment is applied within a typical 35 minute appointment. Most treatments last 8-10 minutes.

How many treatments are needed?

Number of treatments depend on the nature of the injury (location and chronicity). It is generally recommended to try at least 4 treatments, though many conditions benefit from 5 or 6. Some people experience relief after the first visit, while most patients see results within 3-5 visits. Maintenance therapy treatments can be beneficial for arthritic conditions.

Can laser therapy be used in combination with other treatments?

Yes, we often encourage other forms of physical therapy such as Osteopathy.

How do I know if Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is right for me?

We conduct a thorough initial visit, which includes a detailed history, physical exam, and functional assessment to determine if you are a candidate.

Can laser therapy be used over surgical metallic implants?

Yes, laser therapy is useful for post-surgical healing (such as knee and hip replacements, and other scarring).