This involves the application of low power light (red and near infrared light) to injuries or wounds to improve soft tissue healing and relieve both acute and chronic pain. It is also known as cold laser, soft laser or low intensity laser.
Because of the low power nature of low level laser therapy the effects are biochemical and not thermal, it cannot cause heating and thereby damage to living tissue.
The therapy is precise and accurate, it offers safe and effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions.
The infrared laser Ruth uses is a cluster head laser featuring three 808nm diodes. It penetrates up to 5cm (two inches) below the skin to treat deeper tissues such as tendons, deep wounds (proud flesh) muscles, and joints.
The single red 650nm laser Ruth uses, penetrates 1cm below the skin to treat superficial skin lesions, acupuncture points, and fungal infections of the foot (anti-microbial effect).
Three effects are widely accepted in the literature.
1. Reduction of Inflamation
The laser is available for weekly hire, please telephone Ruth to ask for details.