Cold Laser Treatments

Dueker Fee Physical Therapy Now Offers Cold Laser Treatments.

Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy has been used for nearly 60 years around the world to treat a variety of conditions. It wasn't until 2002 that the FDA approved its use on humans in the U.S. The FDA approval was granted after a double blind study showed that cold laser treatment alleviated Carpal Tunnel pain and increased range of motion.

Cold Laser Therapy is used to treat hundreds of conditions from sports related injuries, bone fractures to joint conditions and muscle injuries. (See bottom of page for examples)

Since 2002, Cold Laser Therapy has been used by Physical Therapists to effectively treat the pain and injuries of everyone from elderly patients to professional athletes. When Cold Laser Therapy is paired with Physical Therapy, Cold Laser Therapy is a breakthrough treatment that can speed up healing and return patients to their normal daily activity levels and beyond

How does Cold Laser Therapy work?
The simple answer: Our cells absorb photons (small particles of light) emitted by a Cold Laser and converts those light particles into usable energy which creates a chemical process that reduces inflammation and repairs cells. Laser diodes are used because of their ability to penetrate deep into the tissue. Its called "Cold Laser" because it doesn't create a thermal effect on the tissue, which is also why it is so safe

Cold Laser Therapy is performed in a Physical Therapy office. It is a safe and painless treatment that takes anywhere from ten to thirty minutes depending on several factors. To achieve the best outcome, expect to try six to twelve sessions. If you have questions about Cold Laser Therapy and think it may be for you, including how to get started, mention it your Physical Therapist on your next appointment or you may call or email us. The staff at Dueker Fee Physical Therapy looks forward to answering any of your therapy questions

Conditions Commonly Treated with Laser Therapy

Inflammatory conditions:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Epicondylitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bursitis

Connective Tissue Disorders:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendon ruptures

Pain Management:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Neck pain
  • Low back pain

Skin injuries / conditions:

  • Surgical incisions
  • Skin ulcers
  • Burns
  • Skin grafts

Muscle injury / Disorders:

  • Muscle bruises, contusions
  • Muscle ruptures
  • Muscle contractures
  • Myositis
  • Muscle Spasms

Joint Injuries / Disorders:

  • TMJ disorders
  • Osteo Arthritis
  • Dislocations
  • Ligament Injury

Neurological injury / disorders:

  • Prolapsed/ Bulging disk
  • Ruptured disk
  • Crush injuries
  • Neuritis