MLS® CLASS IV LASER

 

Is laser therapy for me?

Laser therapy is a pain-free and heat-free treatment suitable for anyone, of any age who suffers from acute to chronic musculoskeletal conditions.  Laser therapy creates an optimal healing environment allowing your body to reduce inflammation, decrease pain and increase healing times. 

 

Benefits to the patient:

  • anti-inflammatory / oedema
  • pain reduction
  • accelerated tissue healing

 

What happens on my first appointment?

Initial assessment and diagnosis are completed with a Chiropractor who will talk you through your condition and formulate a patient-specific treatment plan. 

 

Your laser therapists

Julie and Steven Rule have been using Class IV Lasers within North Devon successfully since 2014.  Julie's background is in nursing, which she left to have a family and is now currently the principal laser therapist at the Rose and Crown Clinic.  She works alongside her husband Steven Rule, who combines laser within his existing successful chiropractic practice.

 

Laser therapy - what is it all about?

Cold therapeutic laser therapy (also known as low level laser therapy) uses the MLS® Class IV Laser System producing specific calibrated wavelengths focused by a laser to repair tissue damage. 

Lasers have come a long way since their inception in 1960.  The laser emits a painless light in the form of a focussed and optically amplified infra-red photon beam which accelerates tissue healing.

 

  • Back Pain incl Sciatica        

Appendix 1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26667480

Appendix 2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18649381

 

  • Knee/Hip Arthritis

Appendix 3 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31662383

 

  • Tendonitis/Frozen Shoulder

Appendix 4 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25450903

 

  • Arthritis of Spine

Appendix 5 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28783464

 

  • Fibromyalgia

Appendix 6 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31360363

 

  • Plantar Fasciitis

Appendix 7 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31453560

  • Neuropathies incl Diabetic

Appendix 8 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31405692

Appendix 9 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31336449

 

  • Ligament and Muscle Injury

Appendix 10 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25122099

 

  • Inflammatory Pain Reduction

Appendix 11 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31453560

 

  • Bone Regeneration/Fractures

Appendix 12 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30892287

 

  • Skin Lesions

Appendix 13 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31589095

 

  • Tissue Healing/Regeneration

Appendix 14 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28441605

What does the laser treat?    Read The Science:

How does a laser work?

Laser light in the form of infra-red photons are absorbed by damaged tissue through their light-sensitive cells (chromophores) which surround the cell’s engine (mitochondria) increasing cell membrane activity, increasing ATP production (the cell's own energy molecule) which in turn increases cell function and repair. 

In short:

 

Laser stimulates tissue at a cellular level: increasing cell metabolic activity

 

 

 

Increase of nutrient transport across cell membrane

 

 

Increase ATP (cellular energy source) production

 

 

 

Leading to a cascade of anti-inflammatory, pain relief and tissue healing

 

 

 

Increase cell function and healing

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21172691

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24049929

Frequently asked questions

 

How often should a patient be treated?

Patients with acute conditions may be treated between 4 - 6 times depending on the individual.  Chronic conditions may require 6 - 10 treatments or more.  Again, treatments are tailored to suit each individual and ailment.   

How long before results are felt?

You may feel a benefit after your first treatment.  Sometimes you may not notice an improvement until after 2 or 3 treatments.  Each laser treatment is cumulative and builds on the last, increasing cell function and health.

Can it be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment?

Yes.  Laser therapy is often used with other forms of treatment including chiropractic, physiotherapy, acupuncture, massage and even following surgery. 

Does it hurt?  Is it hot?

No.  Sometimes you may feel a little warmth or tingling in the area treated, but you won't feel anything uncomfortable. 

How long does each treatment take?

A typical treatment involves two phases of the laser, one after the other lasting up to 30 minutes. 

Is this type of Laser Therapy known by different names?

Yes. Cold Therapeutic Laser Therapy (CTLT), is also known as Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) and/or photo-biomodulation.