Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy for pain relief and reduced inflammation: Our Class 4 MLS Laser Therapy machine can help with acute and chronic back pain, neck pain, tendinopathies and neurological pain. It is a painless, non-invasive and extremely effective process.

We are thrilled to unveil our brand new state-of-the-art Class 4 MLS laser machine, redefining how we address chronic and acute musculoskeletal and neurological conditions with a non-invasive and highly effective approach to pain relief.

Understanding Class 4 Laser Therapy (High-Level Laser Therapy/ HLLT):

Embark on a journey of healing with Meadowside’s Class 4 laser, harnessing the power of specific wavelengths of light to activate cellular changes and promote natural healing processes. Our laser uses two powerful wavelengths, 905nm for pain relief and 808nm for reducing inflammation and promoting tissue repair, ensuring a safe and effective healing experience.

Primary Benefits of HLLT on Chronic and Acute Musculoskeletal 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 Your Laser Therapy Session at Meadowside Osteopathy:

Your journey begins with a thorough assessment by our experienced practitioners, tailoring a personalised treatment plan. If laser therapy is recommended, sessions involve a three-stage process: scanning, treatment, and trigger point release, all painlessly 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: 

Does Laser Treatment have 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 MLS Laser Therapy Work?

Results vary based on diagnosis and severity, with most individuals experiencing positive outcomes within 48-72 hours after 1-3 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 15-20 minutes, ensuring ample time for your treatment and a short conversation with your practitioners about your case. To accommodate your needs, we schedule a 30-minute appointment slot. We also provide a 45-minute option which blends both Osteopathy and Laser Therapy in the same session.

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 six 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 on implants and metal. In fact, many patients that have surgery where implants are inserted into their body come to see us to help with their post-operative healing.

Does Laser have any contradictions?

There are some important measures that must be taken when using the laser machine to ensure safety, such as wearing safety goggles for eye protection. Additionally, certain existing conditions or circumstances may render laser therapy unsafe for your treatment. All contraindications will be thoroughly discussed before the treatment to ensure safe practice

The Decision Behind Introducing MLS Laser Therapy:

At Meadowside, our team of highly qualified experts are committed to delivering exceptional care. 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.

Discover a Pain-Free, Active Life with Meadowside Osteopathy:

At Meadowside Osteopathy, we’re committed to your wellbeing. Our Class 4 laser is a testament to our dedication to providing the latest in musculoskeletal care. If you’re suffering with chronic or acute pain, connect with our experienced team today to explore the transformative benefits of Laser Therapy. 

For more information, contact our lovely reception Team  on 01252 449435 and embark on your journey to a pain-free, more active life!