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Lighting the Path to Pain-Free Living: Meadowside Osteopathy Introduces Laser Therapy

Welcome to Meadowside Osteopathy, where innovative solutions meet personalised care for your musculoskeletal health. We’re excited to announce the introduction of our brand new state-of-the-art class 4 laser machine. This cutting-edge technology is set to transform the way we treat chronic and acute musculoskeletal conditions, offering a non-invasive and highly effective approach to pain relief.

Understanding class 4 Laser Therapy (High Level Laser Therapy/ HLLT):

Class 4 laser therapy (HLLT) utilises photobiostimulation (Use of specific wavelengths of light) to activate physiological changes in cellular activity and promote the natural healing processes. The Class 4 laser here at Meadowside uses two specific wavelengths; The more powerful 905nm for a strong pain-relieving effect. The 808nm which reduces inflammation, promotes cellular growth and tissue repair.

Listed below are some of the primary benefits of HLLT on Chronic and Acute Musculoskeletal Conditions:

Pain Reduction: HLLT has been shown to significantly reduce pain levels associated with various musculoskeletal conditions, including arthritis, tendonitis, and chronic back pain. The therapy works by targeting inflamed tissues and promoting the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, furthermore the Class 4 laser also encourages vasodilation, increasing the supply of oxygen to damaged tissues, and induces neural inhibition – reducing pain and muscle spasm at impressive speed.

Accelerated Healing: Our Class 4 laser accelerates the healing process by enhancing cellular repair and regeneration. This is particularly beneficial for patients recovering from injuries or surgery, as it helps to reduce healing time and improve overall outcomes.

Inflammation Reduction: Chronic inflammation is a common factor in many musculoskeletal conditions. The class 4 laser has anti-inflammatory effects, helping to decrease swelling and improve joint function in conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and bursitis.

Improved Range of Motion: Patients with conditions affecting joint mobility, such as osteoarthritis, can benefit from HLLT. The therapy helps to improve flexibility and range of motion by enhancing the health of surrounding tissues and reducing stiffness.

Non-Invasive and Side Effect-Free: Unlike some traditional treatments, HLLT is a non-invasive (DOES NOT HURT) and drug-free therapy. This makes it an attractive option for patients seeking alternatives to surgery or medications, with minimal risk of side effects.

What to Expect During Your Laser Therapy Session at Meadowside Osteopathy:

Your initial appointment at our osteopathic clinic involves a thorough assessment by our experienced practitioners to understand your condition. In this comprehensive one-hour session, we examine your complaint, conduct necessary tests, provide a clinical diagnosis, and devise a personalised treatment plan.

Your osteopath will discuss various treatment options, including the potential use of laser therapy. If deemed clinically appropriate and if you opt for this treatment, we can often start the laser therapy immediately, either in conjunction with other aspects of your treatment plan during the same appointment or in subsequent sessions.

The laser therapy process comprises three potential stages:

Scanning: The laser is moved over the surrounding area to enhance blood flow before treating the affected area. This step optimises results, considering that the functionality of surrounding muscles is often impacted by the injury.

Treatment: The affected area is painlessly and heat-free treated, involving either keeping the laser still over specific points or moving it around based on the injury’s nature.

Trigger Points: Injured muscles may develop knots, hindering efficient healing. The laser is applied over these knots for approximately 25 seconds each, releasing tension and supporting the healing process.

The number of stages employed during your session depends on your diagnosis and unique circumstances, with your osteopath tailoring the approach for the best clinical outcomes.

How Fast Does MLS Laser Therapy Work?

The effectiveness of MLS laser therapy varies based on your diagnosis and the severity of your condition. Most individuals experience positive results within 48-72 hours after 1-3 treatments. On average, a complete course of treatment consists of 6-8 sessions. Acute conditions typically respond more quickly. As the effects are cumulative, each session brings about greater improvement. Session frequency (2-3 times per week or weekly) is determined based on your specific circumstances, ensuring a personalised and effective treatment plan.

At Meadowside Osteopathy, we’re dedicated to providing you with the latest advancements in musculoskeletal care. Our class 4 laser is a testament to our commitment to your well-being. If you’re suffering from chronic or acute musculoskeletal conditions, consider exploring the transformative benefits of HLLT with our experienced team.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how Meadowside Osteopathy’s class 4 laser may help you on your journey to a pain-free, more active life!

Here at Meadowside, our team of excellent, experienced Osteopaths will connect with you, empower you and collaborate with you to achieve long lasting health and resilience within your body. 

Come and be inspired by all the things your body can do for you!

Get in touch now to speak with one of our Osteopaths and find out how we can help you today.

Written by James Symons