Low-level laser therapy (LLLT, also known as photobiomodulation, cold laser therapy and laser biostimulation).
Laser therapy delivers monochromatic light energy in the form of photons to the cellular level which, dependent on dosage, can result in either biostimulation or bioinhibition. Biostimulation has several effects at the cellular level one of which is to increase circulation which, through enhance oxygen delivery, may promoting the healing of injured tissue while at the same time increasing the removal of damaged cellular material and carbon dioxide. Bioinhibition can be used to reduce scar tissue formation or to help reduce excessive inflammation.
Common conditions treated with laser therapy include rotator cuff injuries. myofascial sprains/strains, ankle sprains, tennis elbow, TMJ disorders and many other common musculoskeletal conditions.
Dr. Peters has been using laser therapy at his Richmond based Steveston Chiropactic office for 15 years.
*Results may vary