Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy Can Get You Moving Comfortably Again

Laser therapy is an Island Health Physical Therapy procedure for treating pain and assisting patients in healing from a variety of conditions that is effective, dependable, and non-invasive.

If you’ve never heard of therapy, it might be the thing you need to enhance your mobility! While it may seem to be daunting, it is a fantastic way to help alleviate pain and promote healing.

Contact Island Health Physical Therapy today if you are seeking laser therapy in Riverhead, NY! We can discuss whether laser therapy can help reduce your pain.

Is laser therapy painful?

We can assure you that laser therapy does NOT hurt and it IS safe!

Before receiving a new type of care that you might not be fully comfortable with, it is understandable to be reluctant or worried.

Laser treatments work their magic by injecting photons into the tissues surrounding the affected region. These photons enable the damaged area to relieve pain, energize cells, and improve circulation.

It’s important to note that depending on the type of laser used, you can feel little or no sensation at all during a laser treatment.

Procedures usually last 2-10 minutes, and patients begin to see results after just a few short sessions.

You should expect to feel light, soothing warmth from the laser, which many patients describe as relaxing!

What conditions can laser therapy help with?

Laser therapy can be used for both acute and chronic conditions.

Neck pain, shoulder pain, sports injuries, plantar fasciitis, back pain and sciatica, arthritis, bursitis, and disc injuries are only a few of the conditions it can help with. More include TMJ, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, and soft tissue injury.

Before developing your personalized treatment plan, one of our professional Riverhead physical therapists will conduct a physical examination and review your medical history during your appointment. This is done to better assess the condition and evaluate which treatment options will be more helpful to you.

The form and intensity of the laser will be determined by the results of your initial assessment.

Laser therapy has earned a reputation as being one of the safest, non-invasive treatment options on the market. Treatments are administered directly to the skin, to avoid contact with the eyes. Medical lasers are approved by the FDA and they adhere to strict ISO standards.

Want to learn more about laser therapy?

Our Riverhead physical therapy clinic is outfitted with the most advanced approaches and technology for treating your pain. You should be confident that you are in good hands at Island Health Physical Therapy!

If you are in pain, make an appointment with us today to get started on the right track to fast and successful pain relief!