Laser Therapy

Low level laser therapy (LLLT) or biophotomodulation is by far the most important medical advance since the clinical introduction of corticosteroids.  It is difficult to communicate how important LLLT will be in the future of medicine to someone who has never heard of it.

LLLT is the beaming of coherent light in the near infrared and infrared spectra at lesions in order to induce physiological change in stressed or ischemic cells.  For a discussion of the precise action of LLLT see the Physiology of LLLT page.

There are well over 1000 random controlled trials over the last 30 years for  LLLT for conditions as diverse as Traumatic Brain Injury and Osteoarthritis.

Jonathan employs LLLT for many conditions including:

  • tendinopathies
  • ligament sprains
  • lymphoedema
  • peripheral neuropathies
  • osteoarthritis
  • managing inflamatory episodes in ankylising spondylosis
  • haematoma
  • myofascial trigger points
  • plantar fascitis
  • radiculopathy
  • sinusitis