Kingsley Physical Therapy is the first clinic in Northern Michigan to provide access to the ML830 Laser. This revolutionary new treatment utilizes photons of light to augment the body’s natural healing abilities. The laser is different from what most of us picture as a laser. It falls under the category of a “low level laser” and emits non-visible light that has no heating or cutting properties. Treatment is completely painless and provides true healing power. All light has some penetration properties but most wavelengths of light are absorbed by the outer layers of skin, creating heat and often damaging tissue (much like a bad sunburn). The ML830 Laser emits light at a wavelength of 830 nanometers, which is unique in allowing deep penetration without a thermal or heating effect. In fact, Microlight Corporation (the manufacturer) patented this particular wavelength because it provides the deepest penetration among all low level lasers. It is also is the only wavelength currently approved by the FDA.
The ML830 Laser is a painless, noninvasive laser that has demonstrated significant benefits for patients around the world including
How it works
Treatment with the ML830 Laser is painless and treatment typically lasts between 10 and 40 minutes. The Laser emits non-visible light at a wavelength of 830 nanometers. These photons of light are capable of stimulating cells up to 5 centimeters below the surface of the skin, making it the deepest penetrating modality currently available. Research has shown that these photons are specific in stimulating only tissues that have been damaged, leaving normal tissue unaffected. Changes begin at the cellular level as the light stimulates the mitochondria (the power source of our cells) of damaged cells resulting in a cascade of cellular responses. This “photobiostimulation” energizes cells and accelerates the body’s normal healing processes. The inflammatory process is accelerated allowing for rapid pain reduction and faster repair of healing tissue. In addition to speeding the rate of healing, the ML830 Laser also augments the strength of the tissue once it is healed. The ML830 Laser is unique in that it creates true healing rather than masks pain as in the case of ice, heat, and electrical stimulation. Because of this, great interest has been generated in high-level professional athletics and has fostered heavy utilization of the Laser in such arenas.
Is it safe?
The ML830 Laser has been used with great success for over 30 years in many parts of the world including Europe, Asia, and Canada. Because the United States FDA is one of the most conservative medical authorities in the world, the ML830 has only recently become available here in the states. After 12 years of study and research the ML830 is now approved with the only warning being “No direct contact with the eyes”. In fact, because no heat is generated, the Laser can even be used over metal implants, fractures, and even growth plates. This makes the Laser even safer than Ultrasound. More information is available at www.microlightcorp.com. The ML830 Laser is capable of enhancing repair of muscle, tendon, ligament, joint surfaces, and nerves. A list of some common conditions seen include:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Trigger Points
- Heel Spur/Plantar Fascitis
- Postsurgical orthopaedic conditions (even those with healing fractures and metal hardware)
- and more...