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.
Initial assessment and diagnosis are completed with a Chiropractor who will talk you through your condition and formulate a patient-specific treatment plan.
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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
Yes. Laser therapy is often used with other forms of treatment including chiropractic, physiotherapy, acupuncture, massage and even following surgery.
No. Sometimes you may feel a little warmth or tingling in the area treated, but you won't feel anything uncomfortable.
A typical treatment involves two phases of the laser, one after the other lasting up to 30 minutes.
Yes. Cold Therapeutic Laser Therapy (CTLT), is also known as Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) and/or photo-biomodulation.