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Laser Therapy

What is Laser Therapy?

Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is a non-invasive light source used by some physiotherapists as an adjunct in the treatment of various musculoskeletal conditions. These conditions can include, but are not limited to:

  • Bursitis of the hip and shoulder
  • Torn muscles, tendons and ligaments
  • Lateral or medial epicondylitis (tennis/golfer’s elbow)
  • Disc herniation or degeneration
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sciatica
  • Fractures

How does it work?

Your physiotherapist will operate the handpiece, guiding the single wavelength of light by holding it directly over the damaged tissues. During this process, you and your therapist will wear a pair of safety glasses to protect your eyes. These types of lasers usually emit no heat, sound or vibration, so most people don’t feel anything when they are in use.


The use of laser therapy can provide several benefits to facilitate your recovery when included as part of a comprehensive treatment regime. The therapeutic effects of laser can include:

  • Analgesia
  • Decreased inflammation and swelling
  • Stimulated collagen production
  • Accelerated tissue repair
  • Improved circulation

To enquire further about how laser therapy can assist in your recovery, click here!

Laser Therapy