Does it hurt? What does treatment feel like?

There is little or no sensation during treatment.  Occasionally one feels a mild, soothing warmth or tingling.

 

Are there any side effects or associated risks?

During more that 20 years of use by Healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. If a client is allergic to light then they may get a rash  or blister for a few days.  Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response is more active after treatment.

 

How long does each treatment take?

Typical treatment duration is 5-15 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated and the condition being treated.

 

How often should the client be treated?

Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain.  More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2-3 times per week tapering off to once a week or once every other week, with improvement.

 

How many treatments does it take?

This depends on the nature of the condition being treated.  For some acute conditions, 1-6 treatments may suffice. Those of a more chronic nature may require 10-15 (or more) treatments.  Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.

 

How long before the results are felt?

Your may feel improvement in your condition (usually pain reduction) after the very first treatment.  Sometimes you will not feel improvement for a number of treatments.  This does not mean that nothing is happening.  Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3-4 sessions.

 

Can it be used along with other forms of treatment?

Yes.  Laser Therapy is often used with other forms of therapy, including Bowen Therapy, physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, massage, soft tissue mobilization and electrotherapy.  It is also used after surgery.  Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with Laser Therapy to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.