An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Creating a planned preventative maintenance program for your Apollo Laser unit only makes good cents in the long run uncovering minor issues early to save time and money.
Both ultrasound and cold laser are treatment modalities commonly used in physical therapy, sports medicine, chiropractic and beyond. They are both used to provide a therapeutic effect on tissues of the body. Generally, they are used to:
It may come as a surprise to some what lasers are used for. Though lasers may still sound like technology of the future, health professionals know otherwise. In fact, health professionals, such as chiropractors and physical therapists, have been using lasers to accelerate the healing process for nearly five decades, starting in 1967 with the work of Professor Endre Mester, a Hungarian physician who experimented with using lasers to treat skin cancer.1,2
This article excerpt, by Dr. Alexandra K. Schnee, was originally published on spine-health.com and can be found here.
Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is thought to help accelerate the healing process. It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality.
Studies are continuing to demonstrate the effectiveness of low-level laser therapy in treating pain. Not only does it compare favorably against more traditional modalities such as electric stimulation, but it also has new applications, such as not simply treating but also preventing pain from the side effects of chemotherapy. New research also shows that low-level laser therapy may be used in conjunction with cortisone treatments.