Cold Laser Therapy (CLT) is a form of laser medicine used in physical therapy treatment that uses low-level (low-power) lasers or light-emitting diodes to alter cellular function. Whereas high-power lasers ablate or damage tissue, low-power lasers are claimed to stimulate it and to encourage the cells to function.
DeCubellis Wellness Center uses the Terraquant Pro Laser in our CLT therapy.
CLT is integrated with mainstream medicine with ongoing research to determine where there is a demonstrable effect. Areas of dispute include the ideal location of treatment (specifically whether CLT is more appropriately used over nerves versus joints), dose, wavelength, timing, pulsing and duration.
CLT has primarily been shown useful in the short-term treatment of acute pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, tendinopathy, and possibly chronic joint disorders. It has also been useful in the treatment of both acute and chronic neck pain.