At the Oregon Wellness Center we use some of the most advanced physcal modalites to help get our patients better, faster. One type is the use of Class IV Laser therapy, specifically K-Laser. We are one of only a few clinics in Oregon taking advantage of this technology.

What is Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy, or "photobiomodulation", is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Laser therapy has been widely utilized in Europe by physical therapists, nurses and doctors as far back as the 1970's. Now, after FDA clearance in 2002, laser therapy is being used extensively in the United States.

Patient Benefits of Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is proven to biostimulate tissue repair and growth. The laser accelerates wound healing and decreases inflammation, pain, and scar tissue formation. In the management of chronic pain Class IV Laser therapy can provide dramatic results, is non-addictive and virtually free of side effects.

Has Effectiveness Been Demonstrated Scientifically?

There are thousands of published studies demonstrating the clinical effectiveness of laser therapy. Among these, there are more than one hundred rigorously controlled, scientific studies that document the effectiveness of laser therapy for many clinical conditions.

Cellular Effects of Laser Therapy

During laser therapy the infrared laser light interacts with tissues at the cellular level and metabolic activity increases within the cell, improving the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane. This initiates the production of cellular energy (ATP) that leads to a cascade of beneficial effects, increasing cellular function and health.

Laser Therapeutic Effects

During each painless treatment laser energy increases circulation, drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damanged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, swelling, muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain. As the injured are returns to normal, function is restored and pain is relieved.

K-Laser Advanced Technology

K-laser is leading the way in pain management, tissue repair, safe treatments, and fast treatment times. They are the premier laser company in the USA to offer:

  • Dual Wavelength Beam that Penetrates Deep into the Tissue
  • Continuous and Modulating Frequencies to Promote Pain Control and Healing
  • SuperPulse Mode of Deeper Therapeutic Penetration
  • High Power Delivering Larger Doses, Resulting in Shorter Treatment Times
  • Presets that Result in More Consistent and Safe Treatment Outcomes

Dual Wavelength/Triple Delivery Mode

The K-Laser was the first to employ dual infrared wavelengths simultaneously of 800nm and 970nm. Combine this with Three Distinct Delivery Modes (Continuous Wave, Frequency Modulated, and Instense SuperPulse), and you have a therapeutic laser solution that offers as much variety as the conditions and patients treated