Laser Therapy (Cold laser therapy) 

Musculoskeletal injuries are described by patients as highly painful, especially in their acute phase. Unfortunately opioid medication or sedatives are still too often prescribed despite the risk of adverse events. To avoid any addictive form of pain management, EMS has developed the DolorClast® High Power Laser to offer a non-invasive, effective yet safe solution to patients suffering from acute phase or those having a low-tolerance threshold of pain and is used successfully for the treatment of:

  • Rotator cuff tendinopathy 
  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Subacromial or subdeltoid bursitis 
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Muscle injuries or hypertonicity 
  • Acute back pain 
  • Chronic back pain 
  • Degenerative disc disease 
  • Joint sprains
  • Degenerative joint disorders 
  • Post trauma swelling/oedema
  • Golfer’s and tennis elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain;s tenosynovitis 
  • Trochanteric bursitis 
  • Hamstring and adductor strains (pubic pain)
  • Knee arthritis
  • Pes anserine bursitis 
  • Patella tendinopathy 
  • Patellofemoral arthritis 
  • Baker’s cyst 
  • Retrocalcaneal bursitis 
  • Osteoarthritis of the lateral or medial tibiotarsal joint  
  • Achilles tendonitis 
  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Metatarsalgia 
  • Metatarsophalangeal joint arthritis 

How does Laser help ?

DolorClast® High Power laser’s 905 nm wavelength triggers two main types of effects in the targeted area:

  1. Analgesic effect: Kicking in 5 min after the end of laser treatment and lasting up to 72h.
  2. Anti-inflammatory effect: Decreasing acute inflammation and leading to a quick absorption of the oedema and a faster healing process of the damaged tissue.

The DolorClast® High Power Laser provides a quick and strong analgesic effect without the need for conventional painkillers.

What does the treatment process look like? 

Once it is established that High Power Laser is a good treatment option for you, a baseline examination will be performed to quantify pain and movement before the first treatment session. These measurements will then be compared with your post-treatment measurements once your Laser treatments are complete. 

How many DolorClast® High Power Laser sessions are required?

The number of DolorClast® High Power Laser sessions may vary depending on the

pathology, pain severity and chronicity. An average of 6 to 12 sessions, 3x a week,

may be required when the laser is used alone. An average of 3 to 8 sessions, 2x

a week, may be required when the laser is combined with DolorClast® Radial or

Focused Shock Waves Therapy.

How long does a DolorClast® High Power Laser session take? 

The treatment time depends on the underlying pathology and whether the Laser therapy is combined with another treatment or not. A session can last from 3 to 30 minutes depending on the indication. 

How long does it take to see results?

A powerful analgesic effect will be felt 5 minutes after the end of the DolorClast® High Power Laser treatment and is likely to last up to 72h. In addition, the decrease of acute inflammation kicks in 60 minutes after the end of the laser session leading to quick absorption of edema and faster healing in the damaged tissue.

When can you  resume their normal activities after a DolorClast® High Power Laser treatment session?

Daily activities can be resumed immediately after the session, since DolorClast®

High Power Laser treatment does not require any down-time. Indeed, thanks to

the analgesic and anti-inflammatory actions of the laser, patients are likely to feel much better even after the first session.

Even though Laser works well as a stand alone treatment, We believe that combining DolorClast® High Power Laser and Shock Wave treatments with rehabilitation exercises improves clinical outcomes. Combining the two speeds up and increases overall functional recovery. 

Is DolorClast® High Power Laser therapy safe and are there any contraindications to laser therapy? 

The DolorClast® High Power Laser provides a non-invasive and safe solution to patients suffering from pain or struggling with a low pain threshold during the rehabilitation process.

It can also be used as an alternative to pain management using medications with potentially severe side effects.

It is however contraindicated in use in patients with the following: 

  • Pregnancy 
  • Patients with pacemakers or cochlear implants 
  • Treatment areas affected with tumours 
  • Patients undergoing chemotherapy 
  • Patients with epilepsy 
  • Patients on photosensitive drugs 
  • Patients fever 

To find out if Laser Therapy could help you please book an intial consultation with our Chiropractor Dr Tamara Meuwese.  Tammy works across both clinic locations, however the Laser equipment is housed at our West End clinic.  Book  and initial consult with Tammy (at West End ) :