We have been providing Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy in San Francisco for about 5 years now. Prior to this we used various versions of the less powerful hot and cold lasers. The laser we use now is the LiteCure Deep Tissue Laser.
So what’s the difference between the older cold lasers and a Class IV Deep Tissue Laser?
Well, the Class IV laser is much more powerful. It can get you where you want to go a lot quicker. The older lasers are like a single engine prop plane and the new Class IV Deep Tissue Lasers are like a Lear Jet. If you want to get from San Francisco to New York City in the shortest amount of time you take the Lear Jet.
What exactly does deep tissue laser therapy do anyway?
OK…lets go back in time to your Biology class in High School. Do you remember the word PHOTOSYNTHESIS? This is the word that describes the way living plants and organisms
respond to light. Photo means “light”. Well…living cells and tissues
respond to light the same way. Laser is to damaged tissue cells like
sunlight is to a plant in a dark room needing repair.
Basically…”Light is Life”.
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is able to deliver “light energy” deep into the tissues of the body. And get this…The laser light goes where it is needed most. Damaged cells are magnets for laser light energy.
The laser light sets into motion a cascade of chemical reactions that speed up the healing process resulting in reduction of inflammation, swelling, loss of funtion and pain.
Some of the conditions that we have had great success with at our clinic are Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Plantar Fasciitis, Shoulder and Elbow Pain, TMJ, Neck and Back Pain, and Whiplash Injury.
We typically incorporate chiropractic adjustments and other soft tissue therapies such as ART and Graston Technique into the mix. We also use Deep Tissue Laser as a stand alone treatment as well.
How many Deep Tissue Laser Therapy sessions does it take to heal an injury?
Depending on the nature and severity of the injury and the body part/s involved it can take anywhere from 5-20 sessions. This is determined at the time of the initial exam and intake.
How much does Deep Tissue Laser Therapy Costs?
It depends if it is a stand alone treatment and to what area of the body (larger areas require a longer treatment time) and how many treatment sites there are. In general, laser therapy is not expensive. We will make recommendations based on individual needs.
Is Deep Tissue Therapeutic Laser Therapy Painful?
No, not at all. What you feel is a gentle warmth…it is very safe and gentle.
How Do I Find Out If I am a Candidate for Deep Tissue Laser Therapy?
Our clinic provides Deep Tissue Laser Therapy in San Francisco at the Embarcadero Center in the Financial District. We would be glad to offer you a complimentary consultation to discuss your case in person and discuss your treatment options. Simply call 415-392-2225. We Validate Parking.
Dr. Eben Davis