MLS® CLASS IV LASER
Is laser therapy for me?
Laser therapy is a pain-free and heat-free treatment suitable for anyone, of any age who suffers from acute to chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Laser therapy creates an optimal healing environment allowing your body to reduce inflammation, decrease pain and increase healing times.
Benefits to the patient:
anti-inflammatory / oedema
accelerated tissue healing
What happens on my first appointment?
Initial assessment and diagnosis are completed with a Chiropractor who will talk you through your condition and formulate a patient-specific treatment plan.
Your laser therapists
Julie and Steven Rule have been using Class IV Lasers within North Devon successfully since 2014. Julie's background is in nursing, which she left to have a family and is now currently the principal laser therapist at the Rose and Crown Clinic. She works alongside her husband Steven Rule, who combines laser within his existing successful chiropractic practice.
What does the laser treat? Read The Science:
Laser therapy - what is it all about?
Cold therapeutic laser therapy (also known as low level laser therapy) uses the MLS® Class IV Laser System producing specific calibrated wavelengths focused by a laser to repair tissue damage.
Lasers have come a long way since their inception in 1960. The laser emits a painless light in the form of a focussed and optically amplified infra-red photon beam which accelerates tissue healing.
Back Pain incl Sciatica
Appendix 1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26667480
Appendix 2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18649381
Appendix 3 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31662383
Appendix 4 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25450903
Arthritis of Spine
Appendix 5 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28783464
Appendix 6 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31360363
Appendix 7 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31453560
Neuropathies incl Diabetic
Appendix 8 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31405692
Appendix 9 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31336449
Ligament and Muscle Injury
Appendix 10 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25122099
Inflammatory Pain Reduction
Appendix 11 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31453560
Appendix 12 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30892287
Appendix 13 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31589095
Appendix 14 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28441605
How does a laser work?
Laser light in the form of infra-red photons are absorbed by damaged tissue through their light-sensitive cells (chromophores) which surround the cell’s engine (mitochondria) increasing cell membrane activity, increasing ATP production (the cell's own energy molecule) which in turn increases cell function and repair. In short:
Laser stimulates tissue at a cellular level: increasing cell metabolic activity
Increase of nutrient transport across cell membrane
Increase ATP (cellular energy source) production
Leading to a cascade of anti-inflammatory, pain relief and tissue healing
Increase cell function and healing
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should a patient be treated?
Patients with acute conditions may be treated between 4 - 6 times depending on the individual. Chronic conditions may require 6 - 10 treatments or more. Again, treatments are tailored to suit each individual and ailment.
How long before results are felt?
You may feel a benefit after your first treatment. Sometimes you may not notice an improvement until after 2 or 3 treatments. Each laser treatment is cumulative and builds on the last, increasing cell function and health.
Can it be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment?
Yes. Laser therapy is often used with other forms of treatment including chiropractic, physiotherapy, acupuncture, massage and even following surgery.
Does it hurt? Is it hot?
No. Sometimes you may feel a little warmth or tingling in the area treated, but you won't feel anything uncomfortable.
How long does each treatment take?
A typical treatment involves two phases of the laser, one after the other lasting up to 30 minutes.
Is this type of Laser Therapy known by different names?
Yes. Cold Therapeutic Laser Therapy (CTLT), is also known as Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) and/or photo-biomodulation.