November 17, 2022
Class IV Laser therapy is a photo-biochemical process. The laser photons increase the cells’ ability to take in oxygen and nutrients and pass out wastes and toxins. It further increases the permeability of the cell, which allows for a sharp decrease in swelling, pain, and inflammation.
Class IV laser therapy stimulates the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) which drives many of the processes within our cells. This increased production of ATP helps speed up the healing process within cells. As a result of increased ATP production, the patient experiences an improvement in symptoms, including reduced pain, swelling, and increased range of motion.
We use Class IV laser therapy on a range of issues including chronic knee pain or arthritis, chronic Achilles tendonitis, elbow pain or tendonitis in the elbow, and chronic wrist pain. We are able to use the class 4 laser on a wide range of injury sites and extremities to provide relief to our patients.
Through this procedure there are various benefits to be gained:
🔘 A boost in cellular metabolism
🔘 Reduction in muscle spasms
🔘 A decrease in pain
🔘 Improved healing of damaged tissues
Chief Editor: Dr. Moreau | DC, DACBSP, FACSM | CEO & Chief Medical Officer