LASER is an abbreviation for the term „Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation“. The laser works in a photostimulating way, speeds up the synthesis of collagen and formation of granulation tissue. It also has analgesic and antiedematous effects.
Indications for laser applications are chronic and acute pain, inflammatory and degenerative rheumatic disorders, soft tissue, tendon and ligament injuries, as well as open wounds.
Contraindications are pain of unknown cause, acute thrombophlebitis, first three months of pregnancy and tumors.
Because of potential danger from injuring the eye, when applying the laser, it is necessary to wear safety glasses. In St. Catherine, we use helium-argon Laser Mphi, which has wave length from 808nm to 905nm.