K-Laser is a new generation / breakthrough medical technology that is new to many people. We’re pleased to offer this treatment to those in the Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire areas at our clinic in Colmworth!
Whilst Physiotherapists have been using Class 3/3b laser therapy for decades, the innovative Class 4 K-Laser is a breakthrough medical technology that we are delighted to offer at Woodfield.
K-Laser has been found to accelerate the healing process and reduce pain in a large number of conditions. An increasing body of evidence has shown the K-Laser accelerates the healing process, reduces pain and stimulates the body’s natural regenerative functions.
How does it work?
K-Laser is a Class 4 laser therapy that uses red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a therapeutic effect at cellular level. This form of laser therapy can stimulate all cell types including muscle, ligament, cartilage, nerves, soft tissue and tendons, so a large number of conditions can be treated. Laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasm, stiffness and pain.
This acceleration of healing (superficial wound and deep tissue) has been shown to enhance patients capacity to return to everyday activities, sports and reduce use of medications, not only in the research, but also our own clinical experience.
We’ve added K-Laser Therapy to our practice because we want to provide a safe and effective treatment option to our patients to heal quickly, recover fully and reduce pain effectively.
Conditions treated with K-Laser
As all cell types are stimulated by K-Laser the list below are examples of conditions treated, but by no means comprehensive
- Back and neck pain (acute and chronic)
- Sciatica or other nerve pain
- Muscle spasms and Trigger points
- Arthritis pain or degenerative joint pain, for example at the knee, hand or shoulder
- Tendinopathy (for example Tennis Elbow, Achilles, Rotator Cuff)
- Soft tissue injuries such as strained muscle
- Ankle ligament sprains
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Fungal nail infections
What to expect
Treatments are administered by Woodfield therapists who have all been specifically trained by K-Laser. A hand-held device about the size of a flashlight is placed over the injured area for anywhere from 30 seconds to 7 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated and treatment plan. Most patients report a warm relaxing sensation. They do not generally experience any side-effects and many patients report a reduction in symptoms in as little as one treatment.
In order to maximise the benefits of K-Laser it is usually given as an adjunct to Physiotherapy. Guidance through a paced exercise regime or recovery programme under supervision is essential to help our patients achieve their goal of a return to a healthy active lifestyle. To achieve the best therapeutic effects from the K-Laser patients may be asked to adhere to a course of treatment. This usually consists of one longer Physiotherapy session which includes Laser and a shorter Laser only, session lasting 15 minutes. The course typically lasts between two and six sessions, but can be up to 12 depending on chronicity.
If you have any questions regarding the use or suitability of Laser please contact us. For more information visit www.klaseruk.co.uk
Is Laser therapy covered by Insurance?
Some insurance companies do cover laser therapy, however the majority are reluctant to adopt emerging therapies. At Woodfield we include Laser as part of our physiotherapy programme.
How often do I need treatment?
Acute (pain less than six weeks duration): 6 treatments in total spaced: 3-2-1
Chronic (pain more than 6 weeks duration): 6-12 treatments spaced 3-2-2-2-2-1
When will I start feeling better?
Some people notice change after only one treatment, but most will notice a reduction in symptoms by treatment three.
How long will the effects last?
As K-Laser enhances healing, symptom reduction can be ongoing, however K-Laser is required to maintain the advance in the healing process so the treatment course should be completed.
If you’re based in the Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire areas and think you would benefit from K-Laser therapy, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team. We would be happy to assist with any queries you may have.