Practitioners today are using lasers for a wide range of different therapeutic purposes. Each type has its own uses and advantages. When it comes to Class 4 lasers, we prescribe the therapy to reduce pain and inflammation and improve mobility. We use Class 4 therapeutic laser therapy as a part of a well-rounded rehabilitation plan to manage, treat, and rehabilitate many types of injuries sustained in Marco Island.
At Naples Community Injury Center, our Marco Island physiotherapy and chiropractic services address musculoskeletal symptoms. We diagnose and rehabilitate many types of injuries, including accident injuries, fall injuries, sports injuries, and other concerns.
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How Does Marco Island Class 4 Therapeutic Laser Therapy Work?
Class 4 therapeutic laser therapy is often a very effective musculoskeletal treatment for symptoms of injuries, including pain, inflammation, and loss of mobility. Class 4 lasers use certain wavelengths of red and infrared light to stimulate the body, improving blood circulation to the treated area and aiding healing through other processes.
This low-intensity laser therapy only takes a few minutes per affected area. Since these treatments are typically very quick, we usually provide them the same day as other therapies, reducing the number of times you need to visit our office.
Class 4 lasers produce heat, but there is no need to worry about being burned by these low-level lasers. Most people report the warmth is comforting and provides therapeutic effects to muscles in the area. Patients often report less pain and improved mobility after the first session. We can use Class 4 lasers to address a wide range of issues and on almost any site on the body. Some of the most common include knees, ankles, elbows, and wrists.
What to Expect During Marco Island Class 4 Therapeutic Laser Rehabilitation
At Naples Community Injury Center, we prescribe Class 4 therapeutic laser treatments alongside physical therapy or chiropractic care. We use comprehensive rehabilitation treatment programs to ensure our patients not only manage their symptoms but heal and prevent future injuries, too.
When it comes time to receive this treatment, our practitioners place patients in a comfortable position that allows us to access the area easily. Everyone in the room will need to wear protective glasses. While the treatment is safe, eyes are very sensitive to lasers, and we take this precaution during every treatment.
The therapist will use a hand-held device to target the affected area or areas and apply the treatment. This treatment could take under five minutes, depending on the patient’s unique needs and the areas that require therapy.
Let Our Team Provide Your Marco Island Class 4 Therapeutic Laser Therapy
The Naples Community Injury Center team has more than 60 years of combined experience providing a wide range of therapies and rehabilitation to our patients, helping them heal from many types of musculoskeletal injuries and issues. We pride ourselves on our ability to help patients manage their injuries, recover, and prevent future injuries.
We can help after almost any type of incident or accident, including:
- Work-related and on-the-job injuries
- Auto accident injuries
- Slip and fall injuries
- Sports and recreation injuries
- Boat and pool injuries
Our team begins every relationship with a new patient with an intake examination. This often takes longer than your usual visit because it allows us to diagnose your condition, establish a baseline for your health, and develop your personalized treatment plan. During this visit, you can expect:
- A physical exam
- Health history
- Discussion about your accident or injury
- X-rays and other medical imaging as necessary
Following this intake exam, we will prepare your personalized treatment and rehabilitation plan. We could begin therapy on the same day.
As you progress through therapy, our team will continually assess and reassess your progress to ensure we are altering your treatment plan to best suit your needs. At some point, you may no longer need Class 4 therapeutic laser therapy and will be focused on rebuilding strength and flexibility instead.
When Do We Prescribe Marco Island Class 4 Therapeutic Laser Rehabilitation?
We prescribe Class 4 laser therapy for a wide range of therapeutic uses, including treatment for many ailments. We believe there are some instances where patients can avoid more invasive, painful, or dangerous treatments through the use of laser therapy.
Sometimes, surgery is unavoidable. Some patients require surgery to repair or replace worn or injured joints or handle other conditions. Often, though, less invasive treatments might be effective. Our team helps patients heal through less invasive options, including Class 4 therapeutic laser therapy, or heal and rehabilitate after surgery.
Some of the conditions and injuries we prescribe Class 4 laser therapy for include:
- Herniated discs
- Pinched nerves
- Joint pain in the hands
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Other repetitive motion injuries
- Knee injuries
- Ankle injuries
- Shoulder, elbow, and wrist injuries
- Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Sports and recreation injuries
We may prescribe comprehensive rehabilitation plans for our clients dealing with chronic pain, acute injuries, or pain from a recent injury or surgery. This could include Class 4 therapeutic laser treatments when the circumstances show it could provide benefits.
Our treatment plans often have several beneficial effects, including:
- Managing pain and other symptoms
- Treating the underlying cause of your condition
- Rehabilitating the affected area
- Increasing strength and flexibility to prevent future injuries
We believe each of these steps is equally important. We want every patient to leave our care stronger and healthier.
Discuss Your Options for Marco Island Class 4 Therapeutic Laser Therapy With Our Team
At Naples Community Injury Center, we are now accepting new patients for treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions in Marco Island. Many of these treatment plans will likely include Class 4 therapeutic laser therapy.
Call us today to learn more about our therapies or to make your initial appointment with our team. You can set up your first appointment now by calling (239) 631-5445.