What is High Level Laser Therapy?

High level laser is a safe, non-invasive and painless therapy for the treatment of pain, inflammation, swelling and to promote healing.

How does it work?
Laser therapy involves directing light energy into inflamed or damaged tissue to stimulate and accelerate the body’s natural healing process. The laser head is placed in direct contact with the skin enabling wavelengths of light to penetrate deep into the tissue creating a multitude of molecular and cellular responses. This reduces pain in the targeted area and speeds the recovery of damaged cells.

My pain has been there for a long time, can laser treatment help me?
Yes, laser therapy is used for both chronic (long term) and acute (new pain/injury) conditions.

What conditions can we treat?
As podiatrists, we can treat conditions from the hip downwards, conditions we see regularly are:

  • Sports Injuries
  • Muscle pain and spasm
  • Arthritis
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Bursitis
  • Sciatica
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Morton's neuroma
  • Heel Pain (Plantar fasciitis)
  • Strains and sprains
  • Achilles tendinitis

    Is this painful?
    No, the MLS high level laser is completely pain free. Patients actually tend to find the gentle movement of the laser head over the skin to be a relaxing experience, similar to a relaxing massage.

    Will I be suitable for laser therapy?
    Laser therapy can be carried out on most people. However cannot be used on those who:

  • Have cancer
  • Are under the age of 16
  • Are pregnant

    How many sessions will I need?
    You may feel improvement to your condition after just 1 to 3 treatments. Many patients report feeling immediate relief after their first treatment! The effects of the treatments are cumulative, so you should expect to see improvements as you proceed through the treatment plan.

    For more chronic (long term) conditions, it may take up to 6 visits to feel the benefits of laser therapy. Once you begin treatment, it is important to complete the course of treatment or symptoms are likely to reoccur.

    What to expect on the day
    Your initial appointment will include an assessment & treatment of your condition - The first 15 minutes of the appointment allows time to discuss your symptoms to make an assessment for the optimal treatment plan for you. When a diagnosis has been made, (for example; plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendinitis) we will then commence laser treatment lasting for the remaining 35 minutes.

    How much does it cost?

    Initial Assessment and treatment - £100 (60 mins)

    Follow up treatment - £70 (40 mins)

    Key Points of Laser Therapy

    • 90% patient satisfaction rate with 4 treatments

    • Fast acting

    • Pain free

    • None invasive

    • Safe