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Laser Therapy Specialist

Eagle Harbor Health

Integrated Health & Wellness Center located in Bainbridge Island, WA

Do you want to treat your chronic or acute pain with a safe, effective, and modern solution that doesn’t require surgery or drugs? Then laser therapy may be for you. Kirk Petheram, DC, provides laser therapy treatments for his patients at Eagle Harbor Health on Bainbridge Island, Washington, to alleviate their pain and restore proper musculoskeletal function. To learn more about what laser therapy can do for you, schedule an appointment today by calling the office or booking a visit online.

Laser Therapy Q & A

What is laser therapy?

Deep-tissue laser therapy is an exciting new technique for treating chronic and acute pain. At Eagle Harbor Health, Dr. Petheram uses the LightForce™ Pro to quickly, safely, and painlessly deliver photobiostimulation to your trouble areas. This therapy accelerates your body’s natural healing process and alleviates your pain.

Laser therapy has been FDA-approved since 2003 and is endorsed by a growing number of professional clinical organizations, such as the World Health Organization, the American Physical Therapy Association, and the International Association for the Study of Pain. It’s also become a vital tool for pain management in professional and major athletic organizations, such as the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, FIFA, and Olympic teams.

How does laser therapy work?

Laser therapy delivers laser energy directly to your musculoskeletal system in order to generate a photochemical response in tissue that’s been damaged or is dysfunctional. This response, called photobiomodulation, increases your cellular metabolism, which helps to reduce inflammation, alleviate pain, and speed up your body’s natural recovery process.

Laser therapy works without producing any undesirable side effects and provides pain relief and improved function and mobility that is long-lasting.

What conditions can laser therapy treat?

Laser therapy has been clinically proven to be an effective treatment for a number of musculoskeletal conditions, including:

  • Neck pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tennis elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis

Laser therapy has become a widely popular alternative to surgery in treating many of these conditions and more. Patients and doctors like how effective, quick, and noninvasive laser therapy treatments are.

What happens in laser therapy treatments?

The first thing that patients notice about laser therapy treatments is that they actually feel good. Dr. Petheram uses a wand-like device that he rubs directly on your skin to deliver the laser energy to your treatment areas. Many patients enjoy the warm, soothing sensation that the device elicits during treatments.

Depending on the condition being treated, laser therapy treatments take between five and 10 minutes to administer, and typically require three to five sessions. Dr. Petheram works with you to develop a treatment plan that best optimizes recovery for your particular condition.

To learn more about how laser therapy can alleviate your pain and improve your quality of life, schedule an appointment today with the experts at Eagle Harbor Health by calling the office or booking a visit online.