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Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

LOW-LEVEL LASER THERAPY (LLLT)

Low-Level Laser Therapy also is known as Cold Laser Therapy, and phototherapy involves the application of low power coherent light to injuries and lesions to stimulate healing and reduce pain. It is used to increase the speed, quality and strength of tissue repair, resolve inflammation and give pain relief. LLLT has been found to offer superior healing and pain relieving effects compared to other electrotherapeutic modalities such as ultrasound, especially in chronic problems and in the early stages of acute injuries. LLLT is a complete system of treating muscle, tendon, ligament, connective tissue, bone, nerve, and dermal tissues in a non-invasive, drug-free modality. How does LLLT work? Low-Level Lasers can strengthen and heal damaged cells. Using photochemical processes, laser light inserts bio-photons into damaged cells. The cells begin to produce energy (ATP), which improves their function, assists their division, strengthens the body’s immune system, and pain disappears. If damaged cells have died, the bio-photons help the division of neighboring cells, generating new tissues, and thus bring about healing. LLLT promotes healing in many conditions because it penetrates the skin, increases the ATP and activates enzymes in the targeted cells. Growth factor response within the cells and tissue as a result of increased ATP and protein synthesis. Improved cell proliferation. Pain relief as a result of increased endorphin release. Strengthening the immune system response via increasing levels of lymphocyte activity.

 

What We Treat

  • Spinal pain including but not limited to disc herniations, spondylolysis, scoliosis, post-surgical fusion, muscle strains, and spasms
  • Chronic pain including conditions such as fibromyalgia
  • Hip, knee, and ankle/foot pain and dysfunction
  • Shoulder, elbow, and wrist/hand pain and dysfunction
  • Tension Headaches, Migraine, and Pain
  • Vertigo, Vestibular Rehab
  • Balance Training and Fall Prevention
  • Pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation including but not limited to joint replacement, ACL repair, meniscal repair, rotator cuff repair, labral repair, bunionectomy, spinal fusion

Services & Techniques

  • Manual therapy and joint mobilization
  • Myofascial release and muscle energy techniques
  • Movement analysis for gait, running, and/or functional movements
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Therapeutic and functional exercise for strengthening and flexibility
  • Balance training
  • Functional Movement System
  • Postural and ergonomic training
  • Vagus Nerve Activation including Advance PRRT
  • The Graston Technique® (now commonly referred to as SASTM)
  • Kinesiotaping®
  • Pelvic Health and Rehab

Meet our Team

At our clinics we combine our expertise in movement and pain with our belief in compassion and respect.

Make an Appointment

Walnut Creek – Shadelands
301 Lennon Ln, #202
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 934-6373

Walnut Creek – Downtown
1840 San Miguel Dr #100
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 378-7652

Pleasanton Physical Therapy
4456 Black Ave, #150
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 426-6986

Did You Know?

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