Across our three Be Podiatry locations we have invested in the latest K-Laser technology and are proud to offer this as a treatment option. K laser may be used as part of our comprehensive management plan to help reduce your pain and achieve the best results possible.
What is K-Laser?
K-Laser is a quick, non-invasive and pain free treatment that is extremely useful when treating conditions of the foot and ankle. It is considered to be a low level laser therapy which can be used for a multitude of different musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.
How does K-Laser work?
K-Laser utilises a low level infrared light and works via a mechanism called photobiomodulation.
Photobiomodulation occurs on a cellular level whereby the infrared light produced by the laser interacts with certain cells leading to a number of biological reactions within the body.
Benefits of K-Laser include:
- Increased blood flow and oxygen to an injured site.
- Anti-inflammatory (Reduces swelling and bruising by increasing vasodilation and lymphatic drainage).
- Analgesic affect (desensitises nerves associated with pain and reduces swelling).
- Increased ATP production which acts as energy in the body.
- Increased tissue repair and regeneration.
- Faster removal of waste products in the body.
- Speeds up cellular growth.
How many sessions do you require?
For the best response we typically recommend 6 sessions of laser therapy. This may vary depending on the extent of your injury or condition. We can structure these sessions in a number of different ways.
- One session per week for 6 weeks
- Two sessions per week for 3 weeks
- Three sessions in one week, two sessions the following week and one the week after.
What conditions can K-Laser be used for?
- Plantar heel pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tendinopathies of the foot and ankle (Achilles, peroneals, tibialis posterior)
- Joint capsulitis
- Ankle sprains
- Ligament injuries
- Stress fractures
Please click on the links for more information about the conditions listed above.