Laser And Physical Therapy

FAQ: What Is Class IV Laser Therapy?

Here at Borja Physical Therapy, our world revolves around our patients’ needs! Our experienced and highly trained team is here to make recovery a reachable goal! We specialize in keeping you active. We empower your decision to heal the natural way, without relying on pain pills, injections or surgery. So, what is class IV laser therapy?

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What Is Class IV Laser Therapy?

Class IV laser therapy is a type of laser treatment. In 2004, the FDA cleared the very first class IV medical therapy laser. Class IV lasers are a safe treatment option to reduce pain due to injury.

Class IV lasers use focused light to stimulate cells. During laser therapy, light enters damaged tissue cells. Then, a cascade of biological responses begins. Essentially, damaged cells become energized and your body’s natural healing process is then supercharged. This results in some really big therapeutic benefits, like tissue regeneration and wound healing. 

Since laser therapy treats different conditions in your body, its power is very important. When it comes to power, class IV lasers travel deep into the tissue. It’s able to reach damaged cells further in the body, behind muscles, joints, and even bones. While it can treat areas beneath the skin, like fingers and toes, you need a higher power to get through thicker areas. Class IV lasers deliver a powerful dose of light in a short amount of time. This means treatment is short and effective.

Improve With Laser Therapy

Here at Borja PT, we use the Lightforce FXi Class IV Laser. The purpose of laser therapy is to reduce pain and inflammation. Whether you’ve been experiencing pain for just a few days or for a few months. Laser therapy improves the body’s natural healing process through cellular activity. As a result, it helps your body use its own healing powers by starting a series of healing responses.

Click here to learn more about our LightForce Laser service or click here to learn the difference between class IV lasers and other lasers.

About The Author

Jaime Curl

I've explored various fields within physical therapy including acute care and oncology at Troy Beaumont Hospital and outpatient physical therapy. As the office administrator and marketer, I'm able to combine my love for health and exercise science with my interest in marketing and numbers skills. My hobbies include spending time with friends and family, baking, crafting, and watching my favorite movies or tv shows.

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