Laser Therapy

Help with Tendinopathies, Plantar Fasciitis, Back Pain, Neck Pain & Neurological Pain

Introducing Laser Therapy – cutting edge technology for the treatment of musculoskeletal (MSK) pain and inflammation.

Our Class 4 MLS Laser Therapy machine can help with acute and chronic back pain, neck pain, tendinopathies such as Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow, Plantar Fasciitis and Gluteal Tendinopathy, and neurological pain.

MSK Laser Therapy is a painless, non-invasive and highly effective treatment.

Why MLS Laser Therapy?

At Meadowside, our team of highly qualified experts are committed to delivering exceptional care to those who suffer with MSK pain or injury.

Our decision to integrate MLS Laser Therapy stems from thorough research into its safety profiles, and efficacy at treating MSK conditions.

Having observed transformative outcomes for numerous patients, we have chosen to invest in this advanced treatment modality in order to provide our patients with the best level of care possible.

 

Understanding MLS Class 4 Laser Therapy:

Class 4 laser therapy is also known as High-Level Laser Therapy or HLLT.

The MLS (Multi-wave Locked System) laser harnesses the power of two specific wavelengths of light, to activate changes and promote the natural healing processes within the cells of the body.

The machine emits a pulsed light with a wavelength of 905 nm for pain relief, and a pulsed or constant light with a wavelength of 808 nm, which has been shown as effective in reducing inflammation and promoting tissue repair.

Because the higher wavelength is locked at a pulsed pattern, there is never a situation where tissues are overheated by the light.

 

Primary benefits of laser therapy for chronic and acute musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions:

Pain Reduction: Experience significant relief from conditions like arthritis and chronic back pain.

Accelerated Healing: Enhance cellular repair and regeneration, reducing healing time for injuries and surgeries.

Inflammation Reduction: Combat chronic inflammation and improve joint function.

Improved Range of Motion: Enhance flexibility and mobility, particularly for conditions like osteoarthritis.

Non-Invasive and Side Effect-Free: Opt for a painless and drug-free therapy with minimal risk of side effects.

 

What to expect during treatment:

Your journey begins with a consultation and thorough assessment by our experienced osteopaths, who will then discuss their findings with you, and create a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

If laser therapy is recommended, laser therapy sessions involve a three-stage process: scanning, treatment, and trigger point release. All laser treatment stages are painless and heat-free.

  • Scanning: The laser is moved over the area surrounding the affected tissues. This is because the surrounding muscles’ function is often also affected by the injury, and this process allows the blood flow to the area to increase prior to treating the affected area which helps optimise the results.
  • Treatment: The affected area is treated, which may involve keeping the laser still over several points or moving it around, depending on the nature of the injury. This is painless and heat-free.
  • Trigger points: Injured muscles can form knots (or the previous formation of knots can contribute to the development of the injury), which can impact efficient healing and repair. These knots can be released when the laser is applied over them for approximately 25 seconds per trigger point.

FAQ’s: 

Appointment Prices and Laser Therapy Packages: 

Package of 3 x Osteopathy & Laser (45 mins) – £345

Package of 6 x Osteopathy & Laser (45 mins) – £660

Package of 3 x Laser only follow-up (30 mins) £240

Package of 6 x Laser only follow-up (30 mins) – £450

 

Does laser treatment cause discomfort? 

Not at all. There is little to no sensation during the treatment and no pain. Most people find it relaxing, and some even fall asleep.

 

How fast does laser therapy work?

Results vary based on diagnosis and severity, with most individuals experiencing positive outcomes within 48-72 hours, after 3 treatments. A complete course of treatment, averaging 6-8 sessions, ensures cumulative and lasting improvement.

 

How long does laser treatment take?

Typically, laser sessions last between 20-30 minutes. For laser only treatment, once your Osteopath has assessed you and prescribed it, we schedule a 30-minute appointment slot. We also have a 45-minute appointment, for a combination of osteopathic treatment and laser therapy.

 

How long will it be before I notice a difference?

Most people feel a difference, often a reduction in pain or swelling, within 1-3 sessions. For chronic conditions, this number may sit closer to 6 sessions.

We expect a gradual reduction in pain from week to week and track this. If we reach three sessions and you do not notice any difference, we will re-evaluate what could be posing a barrier to you experiencing the results we expect, and discuss whether treatment should be continued.

 

What if I have screws or implants in my body?

As the laser has no heating action, it can be safely used around implants and metal. In fact, many patients come to see us for help with their post-operative healing, including in cases where implants were inserted.

 

Does laser therapy have contra-indications?

Certain existing conditions or circumstances may render laser therapy unsafe for your treatment.

All contra-indications will be detailed in the information sheet given to you prior to treatment, and thoroughly discussed before the treatment begins, to ensure safe practice.

 

Any further questions?

If you have any questions we haven’t answered here, or if you would like to discuss your case with one of our osteopaths, you can book a FREE 15-minute call with an osteopath HERE, or give us a call on 01252 449 435 – we would love to help.