MLS Laser Therapy
What Is MLS Laser Therapy?
Laser therapy is a light-based treatment used to help the body heal faster by stimulating a range of biological effects on the body. There are numerous types of laser-based therapies available including Low Power Laser Therapy (or LLLT) and High-Power Laser Therapy (HP).
MLS stands for Multiwave Locked System and MLS Laser Therapy is a light-based treatment that targets pain, inflammation, and edema (swelling caused by excess fluid) in the body. MLS Therapy is an FDA-approved technology and can be more effective than low and high-power laser therapy options. It also has an excellent track record, offering pain relief at between 85% and 90% efficacy.
For those experiencing heel pain (plantar fasciitis), the symptoms can be debilitating. MLS Laser Therapy is a painless treatment that can help you get back on your feet by reducing the pain and inflammation associated with plantar fasciitis. Ready to find out more?
MLS creates a synergistic effect in the body. During therapy, wavelengths are delivered as a combination of pulses to targeted areas of the body to generate an anti-inflammatory effect. One of the biggest advantages of using MLS Laser Therapy over other therapeutic laser treatments is that MLS allows the physician carrying out the procedure to control the amount of laser energy being emitted. This offers patients a more accurate, safe, and consistent dosage and in most cases will eliminate the need for surgical intervention and/or prescription pain killers.
What Does MLS Laser Therapy Treat?
MLS Laser Therapy treats pain and inflammation. The treatment is most commonly used to treat the following medical conditions:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Sports-related injuries
- Neuromas/ Neuropathies
- Injuries of the tendons and ligaments
- Sprained or strained muscles
- Post-surgical swelling
- Surface wounds
What To Expect When Receiving MLS Laser Therapy Treatment?
If your practitioner has suggested that you receive MLS Laser Therapy, you might be wondering what exactly that entails. Don’t worry. MLS Laser Therapy is completely painless. Typically, a course of treatment involves multiple sessions (each of approximately 10-15 minutes in length).
Here’s what will happen.
- Your practitioner will position you so that the laser is centred over the treatment area.
- You will be asked to remain as still as possible whilst your practitioner guides the laser over the treatment area multiple times.
- Your practitioner will tell you whether you need to return for subsequent treatment sessions (MLS treatment is generally cumulative and builds up over time).
How Quickly Will I Feel Relief?
Every patient is unique but it is not usually for patients to start to feel some relief from their pain after 1-3 sessions of MLS therapy. For some more chronic conditions, it may take up to 6 visits to feel the benefits of laser therapy. Not everyone responds to laser therapy in the same way. You will not necessarily experience instant results from your first round of MLS but this shouldn’t put you off returning for more. MLS is a cumulative therapy and its effectiveness builds up over multiple sessions. For this reason, it is imperative that you follow your prescribed treatment plan. The average length of a full treatment plan ranges anywhere from six to 12 sessions. With time you will start to notice better and better results after your treatments. Most importantly, by choosing MLS Laser Therapy you will benefit from non-invasive pain relief without any negative side effects.
MLS Laser Therapy is about healing. With MLS Laser Therapy, we are not masking or covering up a condition, but rather, treating the root of your pain and inflammation. Because of this, many patients have seen long-term results.
How Much Does MLS Laser Therapy Cost?
We offer therapy sessions in a package which costs less than physical therapy and surgery. The reason we sell them as packages is because the benefits of laser therapy are additive, meaning each session builds on the last one and maximum benefits are seen after at least 6 sessions and sometimes even 12 sessions are needed for maximum relief. Please be aware that while MLS Laser is FDA approved, it is not covered by Insurance.
We can’t tell you here the exact cost of your therapy sessions because we create custom treatment plans based on the specifics of your pain, so there is not a “one price fits all” quote. Please visit Pricing for consultation fee for MLS Laser Therapy
So Why Choose MLS Laser Therapy?
Let’s recap. MLS Laser Therapy is a light-based pain-relief treatment with anti-inflammatory effects. MLS is a great choice for anybody struggling with body pain and is particularly effective for the treatment of foot pain, the symptoms of which can be debilitating. MLS is a non-invasive, pain free, cumulative treatment that can offer pain relief to patients after just a few sessions. Remember, this therapy has a cumulative effect, so it’s important to carry out the full treatment plan recommended by your medical practitioner.