Considered a safe technique with promising results, laser therapy has several types of application and varies according to the physical area and type of patient in which it will be applied. In addition, it also undergoes changes linked to the power of the light beam.
To make the correct application, it is necessary to know the principles of laser therapy, which requires a trained and qualified Physiotherapist to perform this activity. This is because, otherwise, the risks of further complications are significant.
Thus, a patient who is thinking of receive this form of therapy needs to choose the establishment to perform the procedure well and the Physiotherapist who will be responsible for the application, avoiding future problems.
Among the professionals who are able to apply laser therapy is the Physiotherapist, who can use it in the injured area. This type of treatment has local or systemic action and is done through quick sessions. In addition, it can be associated with other clinical tools that enhance its effects.
See more information about laser therapy below!
What is laser therapy?
The word laser is an acronym for light amplification of stimulated emissions of radiation. To exemplify this means amplification of light by stimulating the emission of radiation. When talking about laser therapy, it is possible to say that its foundations are derived from studies of nuclear physics. This happens because the generation of the laser starts from the knowledge of the three parts of the atom.
Thus, laser light has three properties:
Monochromaticity: specificity from a single wavelength;
Collimation: minimal divergence in the parallel movement of photons with the objective of concentrating in the light beam;
Coherence: principle according to which all photons emitted by individual molecules have equal wavelengths
Therefore, based on these principles, it is possible to perceive that the laser consists of magnetic and non-ionizing radiation. It has a penetrating power that can be superficial or deep.
So, when this power is superficial, treatments happen on the skin, causing changes. In the case of deeper penetration, the changes are metabolic and quite complex.
The laser in Physiotherapy
In the scope of physiotherapy, the laser is used by Physiotherapist who offer muscle skeletal treatments. The area in question is currently one of the most promising in the segment and treats different types of conditions.
Among these, it is possible to highlight soft tissue injuries such as bursitis, sprains, tendinitis, contusions, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis. In addition, laser can also be used to combat pain because of its analgesic properties.
However, it is important to emphasize that the applications are aimed to reduce pain and afterwards, it is necessary to combine them with other clinical strategies and types of therapeutic intervention such as specific exercises to ensure efficiency.
Among the benefits of laser application, it is possible to mention the reduction of pain, which ensures an improvement in the patient's quality of life due to the regeneration of nerve fibers and the formation of new blood vessels.
In addition, laser therapy also accelerates the healing process and can be used for aesthetic treatments, such as the regeneration of areas where the patient has suffered burns or scars.
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