Terrapin Care Center is your one-stop shop for reliable pain management services. Apart from massage therapy and physical therapy, we also offer soft tissue techniques that have proven effective at managing knee arthritis and other musculoskeletal problems. Our deep tissue laser therapy, in particular, has delivered enormous benefits to our patients.
Learn how it works below.
What Is Deep Tissue Laser Therapy?
Deep tissue laser therapy involves focusing infrared energy on your damaged tissues. This process, also referred to as photobiostimulation, promotes the increased production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the primary energy source for most cellular processes. As a result, you’ll have enhanced metabolic activity and faster nitric oxide release. It also improves blood circulation in the affected areas, speeding up your body’s natural healing abilities.
With increased blood flow, the injured tissues receive more water, nutrients and oxygen needed to reduce pain and swelling. Deep tissue laser therapy can also help strengthen weakened joints and muscles, making it a great option for treating arthritis pain and other acute and chronic physical conditions. It’s effective in improving your range of motion and flexibility as well.
What Happens During a Session?
We use laser beams that can deliver high energy levels in a small amount of time. You may feel a warm, gentle, soothing sensation as the laser comes in contact with the affected areas. While a single session usually lasts around five or ten minutes, this may vary depending on your personal circumstances.
What Are the Benefits of Undergoing Deep Tissue Laser Therapy?
The heat this therapy introduces into your injured tissues is high enough to enhance metabolic processes, but low enough to prevent further damage to the area. What helps it provide pain relief for arthritis and other similar disorders is that the process promotes increased blood flow, resulting in faster tissue repair. It also reduces your reliance on medications and the likelihood that you’ll need invasive or more complex procedures.
Get in touch with us today at (301) 220-1930 to experience the benefits of deep tissue laser therapy first-hand. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve Greenbelt, College Park and the surrounding communities in Maryland.