Medical Laser Therapy in Canberra

Medical laser or ‘photobiomodulation therapy’ is a medical breakthrough therapeutic device with unparalleled applications and treatment outcomes. Medical laser applies red and near infra-red light over injuries and works by:

Accelerating Tissue Repair
By increasing the energy available to the tissue cells so that the cells can take on nutrients faster and get rid of waste products.

Draining Swollen Areas
By activating the lymphatic drainage system to reduce oedema/swelling caused by bruising and inflammation.

Inhibiting pro-inflammatory cells and by reducing oedema/swelling reproduction time.

Stimulating Collagen
Stimulating the production of collagen which is the building blocks of tendons, muscles, and ligament structures.

Reducing Pain
By regulating pain signals and by reducing inflammation, swelling and muscle spasms and improves nerve regeneration.

Reducing Scar Tissue
Preventing the formation of thick and excessively fast-growing scar tissue and improving formation and organisation of scar tissue.

Podiatrists can help to reduce the risk of complications by first identifying potential risk factors with a foot risk assessment.

There is little or no sensation during treatment. Our medical laser therapy device is non-invasive and non-painful, and it can be applied daily for all pathologies where pain, inflammation, oedema, wounds, and ulcers are present.

There is a fully robotic arm which is placed 20 cm above the skin allowing the healing energy to penetrate tissue. A handheld laser device can also be used against the skin to massage laser light into injured structures.

A notable reduction of symptoms in the first session often occurs. Positive results are expected at session 2-4. The number of sessions varies depending on the condition being treated with a range from 2-15 sessions.

The major benefit of medical laser therapy compared to other common treatments for pain in healthcare is that it’s not drugs, a needle injection or surgery.

The healing and pain-reducing effects of medical laser are well documented in medical clinical trials using the exact same device at New Step Podiatry.

What type of medical laser device does New Step Podiatry have?

New Step Podiatry has a Multi-wave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy device which has both a continuous and pulsed emission system (2 wavelengths!). Both wavelengths are synchronised and combined which increases the effects of each wavelength.

The robot arm provides homogenous/consistent coverage of the treatment area. Overall, the 2 wavelengths and robot arm means:

  • Deeper penetration to heal deep structures
  • Reduced risk of over-heating compared to high power lasers
  • Faster healing
  • Reduced number of applications required
  • It’s safe with no known side effects

The MLS robotic M8 laser device was developed by ASA Laser which has over 25000 machines installed in over 90 countries. ASA laser is also dedicated to researching advanced treatments for pain management.

What can medical laser therapy help with?

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Chronic plantar heel pain
  • Achilles tendonosis/tendonitis
  • Ligament injuries including ankle sprains
  • Arthritic joints including at the hip, knee, ankle and foot
  • Calf pain, injuries, tears or tightness
  • Shin Splints/medial tibial stress syndrome
  • Patellar tendinopathy
  • Chronic knee and ankle pain
  • Tibialis anterior tendonitis/tendinopathy
  • Tibialis posterior tendonitis/tendinopathy
  • Neuralgia
  • Oedema/swelling and hematomas
  • Muscular contractions
  • Ulcers, sores, and wounds
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